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    Art Nouveau Plique-à-Jour Enamel, Pearl, Gold Pendant, Lucien Gautrait
    The pendant features plique-à-jour enamel, accented by a freshwater pearl measuring 3.00 mm, set in 18k gold, marked L. Gautrait. Gross weight 14.54 grams.
    Dimensions: 1-1/4 inches x 1-5/16 inches


    Condition Report*: Designer: Lucien Gautrait
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Pearl Type: Freshwater
    Pearl Surface: Slightly Blemished
    Pearl Shape: Half Pearl
    Pearl Color: White
    Pearl Luster: Good
    Pearl Count: 1
    Pearl Size: 3.00 mm
    Notes: A splendid example of Art Nouveau craftsmanship. Slight damage to the enamel on the reverse. Drill hole in the back of the pearl. This item was originally a brooch. What was a hanger for a lapel watch is now what forms the bale of the pendant. Pinstem and brooch findings have been removed.
    Lucien Gautrait: Lucien Gautrait’s career began around 1900, working under Parisian jeweler, Léon Gariod. He is now regarded as one of the more renowned jewelers of the Art Nouveau period. His pieces are mostly pendants and brooches with bird motifs, especially peacocks, and female faces. He is also said to imitate Lalique’s designs. His pieces have a unique ornamental flair using finely engraved gold and colorful luminous enamel with precious stone accents.

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    April, 2016
    19th Tuesday
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