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    Sale 2121

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

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1101

    **AN ART NOUVEAU IVORY, ENAMEL AND PEARL "BIRTH OF VENUS" PENDANT NECKLACE, BY GEORGES FOUQUET

    Estimate

    **AN ART NOUVEAU IVORY, ENAMEL AND PEARL "BIRTH OF VENUS" PENDANT NECKLACE, BY GEORGES FOUQUET
    The carved ivory Venus emerging from a sculpted, textured gold shell, against a backdrop of sculpted red enamel coral branches, within a blue and green enamel arched frame, decorated with pale green enamel seaweed motifs, suspending a drop-shaped pearl, from the fancy-link 18k gold chain, mounted in 18k gold, circa 1900, 33 ins., with French assay marks
    Signed G. Fouquet for Georges Fouquet, no. 3221


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    Literature

    Judith Price, Masterpieces of Twentieth Century French Jewelry from American Collections, Running Press, Philadelphia, 2006, page 46

    Penny Proddow and Marion Fasel, Bejeweled: Great Designers, Celebrity Style, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 2001, page 46


    Exhibited

    The Belle Epoque of French Jewellery, 1850-1910, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich, 1 December 1989 - 4 March 1990, exhibition catalogue, pages 297-300, no. 233

    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 75