Art Nouveau Enamel, Pearl and Diamond Brooch | 新藝術 琺瑯彩 配 珍珠 及 鑽石 胸針
Art Nouveau Enamel, Pearl and Diamond Brooch
新藝術 琺瑯彩 配 珍珠 及 鑽石 胸針
Designed as a nymph holding an old-mine-cut and brilliant-cut diamond, in front of plique-à-jour enamel, between two irises applied with basse-taille enamel, highlighted with a pearl and old-cut diamonds, with pendant hooks,signed Masriera H.
Signed Masriera H. Minor loss to enamel consistent with age, overall in very good condition and not noticeable when worn. Diamonds are bright and lively. Pearl is in good condition. Signs of wear to metal commensurate with age. Overall in very good condition.
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Luis Masriera 的父親是一位巴塞隆納金匠兼畫家，當地藝壇發展蓬勃，欣欣向榮。在世紀之交，Masriera與兄長繼承了祖父的珠寶公司，並於1886年將其重新命名為 Masriera Hermanos（Masriera Brothers）。之後，他在法蘭西藝術學院跟隨琺瑯大師愛德華・洛西耶（Edward Lossier）學習十七世紀 Limoges 琺瑯工藝。Masriera 受雷內・拉里克（René Lalique）的作品啟發，決定將公司所有庫存首飾融解再造，製作新藝術風格首飾。1901年，他推出首創的現代主義珠寶（Modernisme jewels），所有作品在一個星期內迅速售罄。