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Opal, enamel and diamond pendant necklace, 'La Nuit', attributed to, Alfonse Mucha, circa 1905
The whimsical design depicting an allegory of the night scene, the face of a woman peeking through a polished opal crescent moon atop billowing clouds applied with plique-à-jour enamel, circular- and single-cut diamonds, the clouds suspending a gold fringe of burning oil lamps, the pendant suspended from a fancy link chain, length approximately 800mm, unsigned, French assay marks.
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Literature

Cf: Georges de Bartha, L'Art 1900: La Collection Neumann, 1994, page 130 for an illustration of the necklace.

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