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JOÉ DESCOMPS (1869 - 1950)

Three Graces Pendant


JOÉ DESCOMPS (1869 - 1950)

Three Graces Pendant

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

H  7.60cm (2.99 in)  |  W  5.70cm (2.24 in)  |  L  53.30cm (20.98 in)

Origin French, c. 1900
Marks Signed with monogram 'JD' for Joe Descomps

Art Nouveau pendant in gold, plique-à-jour enamel diamonds & natural grey pearl by Joe Descomps

Exhibited: Maker & Muse Women and the Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry, The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 2015, illustrated: p. 72 of the book.

llustrated in our book:
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, p. 194
cf. Vivienne Becker, Art Nouveau Jewelry, , 1985, fig. 34 illustrates another version, attributed to Lucien Gaillard
The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Jewellery, Alastair Duncan, 1994, The Designers A-K, p. 188 for other pendants by Descomps
The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair, 1998, Handbook, Published in association with Harpers & Queen, Silver, Jewellery & Objects of Vertu, Tadema Gallery, Stand 21, illustrated p. 238.

Acquired by The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago

Price Code

Ref No   2562