A Belle Epoque symbolist pendant
A Belle Epoque symbolist pendant
A Belle Epoque symbolist pendant

ANTOINE BRICTEUX (worked from 1900)

A Belle Epoque symbolist pendant

c. 1900 France

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Original fitted case, the silk marked:
E. Rogez, Bijoutier, Orfevre, Rue des Puits L'Eau 11, Tournai
An important amulet pendant, abundant with symbols for health & luck, particularly for a new mother & child.
Two herons, signifying good fortune, encompass lotus flowers floating beneath a brilliant sunrise. The lotus has ancient associations with the origins of life, & dawn is also the triumph of new life after the dark of night. Pearls represent the female principle of life, & diamonds eternal love. The four knots in the chain are the four winds, symbolising eternal life & the balance of nature
Very good
cf. The Belle Epoque of French Jewellery 1850-1910,
1989, Munich, page 235, catalogue number 154 Schmuck Jewellery 1840-1940, Highlights Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Fritz Falk, 2004, p. 67, cat no 57 illustrates another version from the Museum collection
Dimensions
Height 7.00 cm (2.76 inches)
Width 4.80 cm (1.89 inches)
Stock Code
4491
Medium
Gold Enamel Diamond Pearl
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