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Beautiful Symbolist Pendant
Attributed to GASTON LAFFITTE (worked c.1890-1910)

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Beautiful Symbolist Pendant
Attributed to GASTON LAFFITTE (worked c.1890-1910)

Gold, plique-à-jour, pearl, diamond & enamel

H  4.80 cm (1.89 in)  |  W  4.50 cm (1.77 in)  |  L  57.00 cm (22.44 in)

Origin France, c. 1900
Marks Numbered 38429 verso. No maker's mark - probably on the missing brooch fitting
Case Fitted Case
Condition Very good
Weight 28.00 Grams

This Water Nymph with her dragonfly wings illuminates the allegory of change from girl to woman - the emergence of a beautiful creature

Literature:
The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Jewellery, volume II, The Designers L-Z, page 9-13
Henri Vever, French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century, translated by Katherine Purcell, 2000, page 1147, 1159

Price Code

Ref No   7523

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