AN ART NOUVEAU ENAMEL AND GEM-SET PENDANT Designed as a sculpted gold maiden, wearing a cream and blue enamel dress and cape, decorated by rose-cut diamond star motifs, reaching for a sculpted gold and old European-cut diamond star, within a blue plique-à-jour enamel sky surround, to the scrolling gold borders accented by cabochon sapphire detail, suspending an old European-cut diamond and pearl pendant, mounted in 18k gold, (with damage to enamel), circa 1895, with French assay mark
A well designed necklace which was retailed by Murrle Bennett in their Regent Street shop. Normally necklaces and pendants were set with turquoise so this example is more unusual because jade has been used.
Gold, plique-à-jour enamel, sapphire and diamond pendant, late 19th century. The arched frame of blue, turquoise and rose plique-à-jour enamel decorated with single-cut and rose-cut diamonds and round and calibré-cut sapphires, centering a carved moonstone cameo depicting a dancing nymph in neo-classical style, anchored by a pear-shaped sapphire drop, mounted in gold and platinum.