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    George Fouquet Art Nouveau Opal, Plique-a-Jour Enamel, Gold Necklace, French
    Stones: Carved opal, opal tear-drop
    Metal: 18k gold; Plique-à-Jour enamel
    Theme: Tree of Life
    Marked: G. Fouquet, French Hallmark
    Gross Weight: 30.40 grams
    Pendant Dimensions: 3-1/8 inches x 2 inches
    Length: 19-1/4 inches - 22-1/4 inches


    Estimate: $35,000 - $45,000.

    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Opal
    Shape(s): Carved
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A rare find from the famed Art Nouveau jeweler, George Fouquet, perhaps in collaboration with Charles Desrosiers. The "Tree of Life" motif in this pendant embodies the reverence for nature seen in this period. The plique-à-jour enamel is in good condition, showing one very minute nick on the purple enamel. The opal is in good condition. The opal drop shows cracking and previous repair on reverse. Clasp having French hallmark of 750 gold purity, pendant tests 18k. Engraved "G. Fouquet" on pendant. Minor green tarnish seen on reverse.
    Fouquet: A family business founded by Alphonse Fouquet (1828-1911), spanned three generations, as his son Georges and later, grandson Jean worked tirelessly creating classic Art Nouveau designs. Georges’ work rivaled that of Lalique; although Georges Fouquet is considered more versatile. Georges collaboration with artist Alfonse Mucha, in 1900, created spectacular plique-à-jour enamel designs. Their collaborative effort on a serpent bracelet created for actress Sarah Bernhardt solidified their place in jewelry history. Georges worked alongside his son throughout the Art Deco era until the mid 1930s, when the company closed its doors.

    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    ‡ The owner placed a late reserve on this lot, and is now the current high bidder subject to applicable commissions.

    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    September
    27th Monday 9:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    September
    27th Monday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    4 Days 23h 45m 47s
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 55001-55445) - 10:00 AM Central Time, Monday, September 27, 2021.
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    Dallas, TX 75261



    Current Bid:
    $24,500
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