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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French Silver Medal Pendant – Orpheus*
Art Nouveau pendant in the form of a solid silver medal, designed by Lucien Coudray (1864-1932).
Double sided with the face side depicting Orpheus, the legendary ancient Greek musician and poet. In his left hand he’s holding a lyre and in the image, according to mythology, he is said to be lulling to sleep the three-headed hound Cerberus before rushing past and through the gates of Hades in search of his lost wife Eurydice.
The reverse shows a naked winged musician holding a quill and a long horn, with a violin and bow beneath the black tablet on which he’s sitting. A long scroll is unfurling across his lap.
Beautifully detailed and with French silver marks on the edge of the rim.
The diameter is 41 mm and it is on a good silver chain with a length of 82 cm.
N.B. These are usually found as medals cast in bronze, this being the only example of a pendant we’ve come across. The fact that it is in silver is an extra bonus.