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Enamel, pearl and diamond pendant, attributed to Masriera, early 20th century
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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30
Enamel, pearl and diamond pendant, attributed to Masriera, early 20th century
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Enamel, pearl and diamond pendant, attributed to Masriera, early 20th century
The octagonal plaque with a design of a lady in profile with flowers against a foliate background in plique à jour and painted enamel, her sleeve and collar set with rose diamonds, the frame decorated with swans, suspending a circular-cut diamond and a pearl, maker's mark.
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Catalogue Note

Please note that the pearl has not been tested for natural origin.

The firm of Masriera was founded in 1839 in Barcelona, and is perhaps best known for its work in the Art Nouveau style. Having won numerous design awards at exhibitions across the mid to late 19th century in their native Barcelona as well as in Munich and Paris, it was upon returning from the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris that Lluis Masriera arrived at what was to become his firm's signature style. Having witnessed the triumph of Art Nouveau at this event, Masriera set about completely reinvigorating his firm's jewellery designs, selling off old stock and wholeheartedly embracing the new aesthetic. The present design confidently embodies their mastery of plique-à-jour enamel, a challenging technique resembling stained glass that was pioneered by designers in the Art Nouveau style, which is still used in their distinctive designs today. 

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