BELLE ÉPOQUE (1850-1910)

"Naiad & Sturgeons" Brooch

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BELLE ÉPOQUE (1850-1910)

"Naiad & Sturgeons" Brooch

Gold, Carved Agate & Pearl

H  3.80 cm (1.50 in)  |  W  3.50 cm (1.38 in)

Origin France, c. 1895
Marks Eagle's head
Case Fitted Case
Condition Very good
Weight 24.70 Grams

A rare depiction in jewelry of a naiad* (fresh water mermaid) encircled by two sturgeon & water lily leaves. It appears that the naiad has called the sturgeon up stream to spawn.
Inspiration & workmanship worthy of a Faberge Jewel.
A Fin de Siecle homage to caviar?
*see painting by J W Waterhouse 1896 Hylas is abducted by the Naiads.

Price Code

Ref No   7728

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