64
64
German or French, mid 17th century
PENDANT ADORNED WITH TULIPS, HOLDING A MINIATURE
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,750 GBP
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64
German or French, mid 17th century
PENDANT ADORNED WITH TULIPS, HOLDING A MINIATURE
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including Highlights from the Reinhold Hofstätter Collection

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German or French, mid 17th century
PENDANT ADORNED WITH TULIPS, HOLDING A MINIATURE
the miniature removable, revealing very fine counter enamelling to the interior, allowing the pendant to be worn without portrait;
the box printed: Blembel Gebrüder Hamburg and inscribed in partially legible pencil: Medaillon- / Bildchen ... and with a handwritten note on folded paper describing the pendant as German, 17th century, and suggesting that the portrait represents a Pastor
enamelled gold, glass and oil on copper, within a circular card box
33mm, 1 5/16 in. overall
box: 4.3cm., 1 5/8 in. diameter
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Catalogue Note

The use of enamelled flowers and foliage was particularly prevalent on the backs and interiors of miniature cases from the early years of the 17th-century. Note the designs by French jewellers such as Etienne Carteron, Francois Le Febvre and Balthasar Mercier as illustrated by Evans. Such influences are to be seen in enamelled jewellery from much of Northern Europe by the middle of the century. Compare the present scrolling ribbon like suspension loop to the one illustrated in the Kugel exhibition catalogue attributed to France circa 1650 (op. cit., no. 23).

RELATED LITERATURE:
J. Evans, A History of Jewellery, London, 1970; A. Kugel, Joyaux Renaissance, exh. cat. Galerie J. Kugel, Paris 2000, no. 123

Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including Highlights from the Reinhold Hofstätter Collection

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London