BELLE EPOQUE

""Naiad & Sturgeons"" Brooch

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BELLE EPOQUE

""Naiad & Sturgeons"" Brooch

Gold, carved agate & pearl

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

Origin French, 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.

Literature
Illustrated in our forthcoming book:
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, p. 221

Price Code

Ref No   7728

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