Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons, 1895-1914, Vollume II, Jewellery, The Designers L-Z, The Antique Collectors' Club Ltd., Suffold, 1994, page 89
Paris, Exposition Universelle, 1900
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This is the view of Juno, the queen of the gods, given by Virgil in the first book of the Aeneid, a domestic figure wearing the suit of armor. Peacocks, a favorite Art Nouveau motif, were her emblem. The jeweler has colored the entire jewel with her hues and distinctive features.