Location: New York
Date: 9th December 2010
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Not only is this work quintessentially, Art Nouveau, it also echoes the season of gender change in the iron age in which the old frameworks that supported a male-centric world-view was called into question.
RENÉ LALIQUE, ( 1860 - 1945) crafted this magnificent pendant . Lalique was a master jeweler and created some of the most incredible Antique Gold Work Techniques which is evident in this magnificent jewel of the month auctioned in December 2010 by Sotheby's in New York.
The Pendant is an openwork design of a female head in profile applied with matte gray/green enamel to symbolize the dying year, her hair in brown enamel is entwined with branches of cascading leaves in gold and autumn fruits of fiery orange enamel, and pale creamy pink, it is signed with Lalique, maker's mark, and the French assay mark.
The tan leather box is embossed with a design of falling leaves, the silk lining of the case with gilt mark: R. Lalique / 20 Rue Thérèse / Paris.
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