14 December 2000
A RENAISSANCE-STYLE ENAMELLED AND GOLD-MOUNTED CORAL PENDANT IN THE FORM OF A NEF
By Alfred André, Paris, circa 1860
With coral hull and masts, each side with four gun ports and with scrolling white enamel border and deck with applied figure of a sailor, the three masts with billowing sails, crows' nests and two with pennants, with suspension ring
3 in. (7.5 cm.) high overall
As lot 1.
Rothschild inv. no. E.de R.627.
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The plaster model for this nef is recorded as being from the workshop of Alfred André (see A.Kugel, R.Distelberger & A.Bimbenet-Privat, Joyaux Renaissance, Une Splendeur Retrouvée, Paris, 2000, Annexe pl. vi-a).
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