Archibald Knox Gold Pendant for Liberty
Gold pendant with an openwork entrelac design from the drawing board of Archibald Knox and dating from circa 1905. Set with a central blister pearl drop and with a turquoise matrix lower drop, this pendant…
‘Lady on The Seine’ by Dietz Edzard*
Ornately framed oil on canvas by the German born artist Dietz Edzard (1893-1963). This is an atmospheric half length portrait of an elegantly dressed young woman taking refreshment whilst seated on a verandah raised above…
Loetz ‘Candia’ Vase with Silver Overlay
Little cabinet vase from Loetz in opaque ‘Candia’ glass with a trefoil rim, further decorated with an applied Art Nouveau ‘Silberiris’ design in pure silver. Loetz collaborated with a company in the US known as…
WMF Flower Dish
Pewter flower dish from WMF with the original green cut glass removable liner. So Art Nouveau, with its flowing outline, featuring an openwork whiplash design framing leaves and berries of ivy. Originally electro-plated but most…
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Plique-à-Jour Flower Basket*
Delightful little silver gilt and plique-à-jour enamelled brooch in the form of a basket of flowers, sometimes known as a giardinetto brooch.
The leaves and flower petals are picked out using tiny colourless paste stones whilst the flower centres are highlighted with faceted stones in various colours.
Gilded silver in a rope pattern is used for the edges the basket frame and the handle, with plique-à-jour enamelling in subtle shades of green and purple adding further colour to the basket itself.
From Pforzheim, Germany, circa 1910 and marked on the back with the 935 silver content. Also showing the maker’s mark of Martin Mayer, comprising a wheel and a star.
The width of the brooch is 3.25 cm.