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    Sale 2121

    RARE JEWELS AND GEMSTONES: THE EYE OF A CONNOISSEUR(CANCEL)

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1100

    AN ART NOUVEAU ENAMEL, OPAL, GARNET AND PEARL "PEACOCK" BROOCH, BY GEORGES FOUQUET

    Estimate

    AN ART NOUVEAU ENAMEL, OPAL, GARNET AND PEARL "PEACOCK" BROOCH, BY GEORGES FOUQUET
    Designed as two intertwining sculpted and textured gold peacocks, enhanced by demantoid garnet eyes and accents, extending calibré-cut opal and pale bluish green and pink enamel openwork scrolling feathers, accented by oval cabochon opals, suspending a pink blister pearl drop, mounted in 18k gold, circa 1900, with French assay marks
    Signed G. Fouquet for Georges Fouquet, no. 3207


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    Literature

    Judith Price, Masterpieces of Twentieth Century French Jewelry from American Collections, Running Press, Philadelphia, 2006, page 22


    Exhibited

    Precious Gems: Jewellery From Eight Centuries, Nationalmuseum Stockholm, 8 June - 15 October 2000, exhibition catalogue, page 1

    The Belle Epoque of French Jewellery, 1850-1910, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich, 1 December 1989 - 4 March 1990, exhibition catalogue, pages 297-298, no. 234 and cover

    Bijoux Fouquet, 1860-1960, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 9 December 1983 - 15 April 1984; Museum Bellerive, Zurich, 23 May - 12 August 1984, exhibition catalogue, page 76