Sale 08JL02 | Lot 3508

Pair of Art Nouveau Gold, Silver, Plique-a-Jour Enamel and Diamond Wing Hair Clip Ornaments

Catalogue: Important Estate Jewelry

Lot Details

Lot 3508
Pair of Art Nouveau Gold, Silver, Plique-a-Jour Enamel and Diamond Wing Hair Clip Ornaments
The stylized wings of light blue and green plique-a-jour enamel, accented by 2 old-mine and numerous rose-cut diamonds, swivels at clip fitting.

PLEASE NOTE THAT 2 DIAMONDS ARE MISSING.
Art Nouveau jewelry, at its height at the turn of the 20th century, took its inspiration from nature, as well as Japanese themes. These delicate clips demonstrate the combination of these two themes in their abstraction of flowing organic forms by using a Plique-a-Jour enameling technique. Plique-a-jour, French for " open to light" was a tool used by Art Nouveau jewelers to juxtapose light and dark, and create a miniature stained glass window in their creations.

Kelekian Family Collection

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $21,250 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Clips swivel on hinge, one not as tight.
2 rose-cut diamonds missing.
Minor tarnish on veins of one clip.
Enamel in good condition.
Length: 3 3/4"


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Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $21,250 (includes buyer's premium)

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Important Estate Jewelry

Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 10am EDT
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