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A RENAISSANCE-STYLE JEWELLED AND ENAMELLED GOLD PENDANT IN THE FORM OF SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON
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A RENAISSANCE-STYLE JEWELLED AND ENAMELLED GOLD PENDANT IN THE FORM OF SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON

BY ALFRED ANDRÉ, PARIS, CIRCA 1860

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A RENAISSANCE-STYLE JEWELLED AND ENAMELLED GOLD PENDANT IN THE FORM OF SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON
By Alfred André, Paris, circa 1860
The equestrian figure brandishing a sabre and trampling on the dragon on enamelled rockwork ground, his prancing winged mount with griffon head, the deep oblong base set with border of diamonds and enamelled with openwork scrolls and three pendant pearls, with four scrolls brackets at the angles each with suspension chain joined to a cartouche-shaped link with pendant pearl, with suspension ring
43/8 in. (11 cm.) high overall
Provenance
As lot 1.
Rothschild inv. no. E.de R.652.
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.

Lot Essay

The polychrome metal mould for the base of this jewel is recorded as being from the workshop of Alfred André (see A. Kugel, R. Distelberger & M. Bimbenet-Privat, Joyaux Renaissance, Une Splendeur Retrouvée, Paris, 2000, Annexe pl.ix-l). A jewel of Europa and the Bull with similar base formerly in the Collection of Maurice de Rothschild, Paris, is also attributed to André (see. R. Distelberger, et.al., Western Decorative Arts, Part I, Washington 1993, pp. 288-90).
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