An Impressive Belle Epoque Brooch Pendant
An Impressive Belle Epoque Brooch Pendant
An Impressive Belle Epoque Brooch Pendant
An Impressive Belle Epoque Brooch Pendant
An Impressive Belle Epoque Brooch Pendant
An Impressive Belle Epoque Brooch Pendant

EMILE OLIVE (1852-1902)

An Impressive Belle Epoque Brooch Pendant

c. 1895 France

Offered by Tadema Gallery

£37,000 gbp
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Emile Olive succeeded Georges Le Saché as designer for Lucien Falize. He left Falize in 1885 to form a partnership with Georges Fonsèque in Paris. After Olive’s death in 1902 Fonseque continued the business for a further twenty years.
This pendant is an exceptional example of the fusion of Japonisme and Art Nouveau in France. The background in plique-à-jour enamel represents a lily pond in the Japanese cloisonné manner on which a magnificent blister pearl set in gold appears to float. The fine diamond-studded frame surround shows the elegant and characteristic swirls of the French Art Nouveau style.
Very good
cf. Henri Vever's La Bijouterie Française au XIXe Siècle, translated by Katherine Purcell, p. 1021.
Dictionnaire International du Bijou, Paris 1998, p. 228.
Dimensions
Height 9.00 cm (3.54 inches)
Width 5.20 cm (2.05 inches)
Stock Code
284
Medium
Gold, silver, plique-à-jour enamel, emerald, diamond & pearl
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