by Lillian Csernica on April 15, 2017
Russian art nouveau necklace.
Antique French 19th Century Palais Royal Trinket. Mother of pearl shell, a servant bell, ormolu, and a bird.
The “Dawn and Twilight Bed” made by Emile Galle in 1904. Rosewood, ebony, mother of pearl, and glass. From Art Nouveau Style:
The bed symbolizes dusk, dawn and life. Dusk is a butterfly at the headboard with a landscape of night. Dawn is a butterfly at the foot of the bed, illustrating the renewal of the day. The crystal part of Dawn is said to represent life as a “cosmogenic egg”.
Gold, mother of pearl and opal pendant by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co., circa 1900.
Art nouveau figural table lamp by Gustave Gurschner. Bronze with patina and two nautilus shells polished to reveal the mother of pearl. Circa 1900.
Art Nouveau French buttons. Silver filigree encases purple abalone, a member of the nacre or mother of pearl family.
Mother of Pearl hair comb.