14 December 2000
A RENAISSANCE-STYLE JEWELLED AND ENAMELLED GOLD-MOUNTED BAROQUE PEARL PENDANT IN THE FORM OF A MERMAN
Probably by Alfred André, Paris, circa 1860
The brightly enamelled fishscale tail set with table-cut diamonds and with pendant pearl, with baroque pearl body with one arm by his side, the other holding a conch, with enamelled and gemset shoulders and crested helmet, with suspension chains and ring, the chains set with pearls and joined to a triple scroll link with pendant pearl
5½ in. (14 cm.) high overall
As lot 1.
Rothschild inv. no. E.de R.639.
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Y. Hackenbroch, Renaissance Jewellery, London, 1979, fig. 848.
P. Stone, 'Baroque Pearls - II', Apollo, Jan. 1959, p. 108, fig. IV.
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