• Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2390

    Rare Jewels and Objets d'Art: A Superb Collection

    21 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1197

    AN ART NOUVEAU WATERCOLOR AND DIAMOND HAND FAN

    Price Realised  

    AN ART NOUVEAU WATERCOLOR AND DIAMOND HAND FAN
    Designed as a collapsible hand fan, the 18k gold sticks decorated at the center with a pierced rose-cut diamond symbol of the city of Paris, the guard sticks trimmed with rose-cut diamonds, extending a double-sided paper leaf, depicting a view of the Seine from Pont Alexandre III, the reverse depicting the Petit Palais and the Grand Palais, mounted in 18k gold, circa 1900, 12 5/8 x 18 1/8 ins., with French assay marks and maker's marks, in an Exposition Universelle green leather fitted case
    Signed Loir Luigi


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    Literature

    Judith Price, Masterpieces of French Jewelry, Running Press, Philadelphia, 2006, page 26


    Exhibited

    L'Exposition Universelle, 1900, Paris

    Art Nouveau Belgium/France, Institute for the Arts, Rice University, Houston, 26 March - 27 June 1976, exhibition catalogue no. 426, page 269