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LÉOPOLD ALBERT MARIN GAUTRAIT (1865 - 1937)

Egyptian Revival Art Nouveau Necklace

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LÉOPOLD ALBERT MARIN GAUTRAIT (1865 - 1937)

Egyptian Revival Art Nouveau Necklace

Gold, plique-à-jour enamel, sapphire, diamonds, pearl

H  6.50cm (2.56 in)  |  W  7.00cm (2.76 in)

Origin French, c. 1899
Marks Signed verso: 'L. GAUTRAIT' bearing French assay mark. The chain, bearing maker's mark: 'LG' for Leon Gariod.
Case Fitted Case

A fantastically creative version of an ancient Egyptian winged scarab amulet. The gold chain is intersperced with matching plique-à-jour lotus flowers. Designed by Leopold Gautrait & made by Leon Gariod.

Literature
The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair, 1999, Handbook, Published in association with Harpers & Queen, Silver, Jewellery & Objects of Vertu, Tadema Gallery, Stand 21, illustrated p. 265.
Art Nouveau Jewellery, Arnoldsche & Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim 1999, p.64-78 about Gaillard
cf. The Belle Epoque of French Jewellery 1850-1910, Munich 1991, page 283-291 for other jewels by Gautrait.
Victor Arwas, Art Nouveau, The French Aesthetic, 2002, Illustrated p. 345

Collections
Acquired by The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago

Price Code

Ref No   2847

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