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…
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…
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…
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 Winged Scarab*
Large and quite exceptional Egyptian revival silver gilt brooch with a carved lava stone scarab beetle in the centre.
Made in silver gilt, the wide upswept wings are enamelled in a shade of light green at the top, with the trailing feathers plique-à-jour enamelled in darker green shading to pinky-red.
Flanking the scarab on each side is a pair of long-tailed birds, their finely detailed heads etched in silver gilt and their long tail feathers enamelled in green.
On the reverse, the scarab shows the carving of an Egyptian person holding what appears to be a palm frond.
Marked on the back for 800 silver and with a width of just over 11.5 cm.