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**AN ART NOUVEAU ENAMEL, TORTOISESHELL AND DIAMOND "BLUEBIRD" HAIR COMB, BY LUCIEN GAILLARD

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**AN ART NOUVEAU ENAMEL, TORTOISESHELL AND DIAMOND "BLUEBIRD" HAIR COMB, BY LUCIEN GAILLARD
The arched openwork plaque depicting three dark and light blue enamel and gold bluebirds with diamond-set eyes, soaring through pale blue and white plique-à-jour enamel clouds with old European and rose-cut diamond stars, to the tortoiseshell comb, circa 1900, 4½ x 5 ins., with French importation mark
Signed L. Gaillard for Lucien Gaillard
Literature
Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Jewellery, Volume 1, The Designers from A to K, Antique Collectors' Club, Suffolk, 1994, cover
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Lucien Gaillard employed Japanese craftsmen at his Parisian firm on la Boetie 107, in order to create jewelry as well as vases and objects for the 1900 Paris Exposition. When René Lalique saw the extraordinary collection of jewelry, he told Gaillard to focus on that area. In the following years, his craftsman created unique pieces with special enamelwork, such as the Bluebird Comb.

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