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S is for Snakes (Art Nouveau – #AtoZChallenge)


by Lillian Csernica on April 22, 2017

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Gold, enamel, emerald, and diamond. French, 1900.

Art Nouveau 18kt Gold, Opal, and Demantoid Garnet Necklace, designed as writhing serpents with five bezel-set opals, the central opal with demantoid garnet accents.

Double snake belt buckle in sterling silver, set with a garnet.

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By Philippe Wolfers. Belgium, 1898.

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Snake hand bag. Chased silver, antelope skin, silk, and metallic thread. Rene Lalique, circa 1903.

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A serpent drinking from a basin. 18k gold, platinum, emerald, and diamond.

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A female profile bordered by serpents. Plique-a-jour enamel, gold, opal, and pearl. Rene Lalique, circa 1900.

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Art nouveau gold and enamel ear pendants by Rene Lalique, 1900-1902.

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Medusa paperweight. Rene Lalique.

 

 

 

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Q is for Queen (Art Nouveau – #AtoZChallenge)


by Lillian Csernica on April 20, 2017

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Queen Matilde of Belgium’s diamond art nouveau brooch.

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1907 Diadem by Cartier Paris. Ordered by Princess Marie Bonaparte for her marriage to Prince George of Greece and Denmark.

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After the Empress Josephine was divorced from Napoleon, she ordered this tiara from Faberge in 1890. The briolette diamonds were a gift to her from Tsar Alexander I.

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Chaumet, 1908. Made for the Marquise de Talhouet. Classic scrolling foliate tiara. A larger, cushion-cut diamond sits atop the large circular diamonds at the center.

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Imperial Russian heart brooch by Faberge, circa 1895. An asymmetrical heart frames a gold trellis work, each intersection set with a brilliant-cut diamond, all surmounted by a diamond-set forget-me-not.

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Faberge strikes again! An openwork trellis of white gold set with truly stunning emeralds. The choker can be detached from the collar, allowing the two necklaces to be worn separately.

 

 

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L is for Leaves (Art Nouveau – #AtoZChallenge)


by Lillian Csernica on April 14, 2017

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A gold brooch with emerald drops, old European-cut diamonds, and green and light pink plique-a-jour enamel. Marcus & Co., circa 1900.

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A sterling silver ring with two ginko leaves holding a mother of pearl. Dumont, circa 1900.

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A brooch in the shape of Birch leaves and seedlings, made of enamel and horn.

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Gold, enamel, diamond and peridot “Ivy” brooch. Likely Austrian, circa 1900.

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Leaf Brooch by Lalique. Gold, plique-a-jour enamel, and sapphire. 2 1/8 x 1 inch.

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Water Lily leaf hair combs in green tinted horn with moonstones.

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Iridescent enamel leaves accented with fresh water pearls. This pendant is likely the work of Meyle and Mayer, a German firm.

 

 

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K is for Archibald Knox (Art Nouveau – #AtoZChallenge)


by Lillian Csernica on April 13, 2017

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From Wikipedia:

Knox’s hundreds of designs for Liberty‘s made his style widely known,[8] (though not his name, as Liberty’s kept their designers anonymous) as did his watercolours, graphic designs and fonts. His design talent covered a wide range of objects, ornamental and utilitarian, and included silver and pewter tea sets, jewellery, inkwells, boxes, gravestones and even bank cheques,[9] much for Liberty’s Tudric (pewter) and Cymric (precious metals) ranges. The gravestone of Liberty’s founder, Arthur Lasenby Liberty, was designed by Knox.

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Composed of platinum, gold, diamond, enamel, and opal. In this pendant for Liberty & Co., Knox used opal mosaic to depict a painterly scene of a boat outlined by a fiery sunset on London’s River Thames.

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Collection of silver buckles. Cymric, circa 1901-1911.

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White gold, platinum, fire opal, and diamond.

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Gold and opal brooch by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co. The oval stone within a whiplash mount.

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Pendant, gold, silver, peridot, pearl, and diamond.

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Art Nouveau design copper humidor by Archibald Knox.

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A is for Amethyst


by Lillian Csernica on April 1, 2017

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Welcome to Day One of the Great A to Z Blog Challenge!

Purple is my favorite color, so amethyst has always been one of my favorite semiprecious stones. Amethyst appears quite frequently in both Art Nouveau and Art Deco designs.

 

14k gold, amethyst, enamel, and pearl.

 

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18-karat yellow gold bib necklace with round brilliant-cut diamonds, and transluscent, plique-à-jour enamel flowers, with amethyst accents.

 

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