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Edouard Colonna (Attributed) Baroque Mother-of-Pearl and Diamond Locket Necklace


This striking gold locket is attributable to Edouard Colonna, an influential artist of the Parisian Art Nouveau period. The lustrous Baroque mother-of-pearl plaques and chased gold setting are fully integrated on the locket pendant, adorned with old mine-cut diamonds, and unified in a sinuous, flowing botanical theme. Together with a delicate gold and seed pearl chain which was added later, it is an elegant, quietly sensuous jewel to enclose a beloved image.

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Item #: PT-19712
Artist: Attributed to Edouard Colonna
Country: France
Circa: 1898-1902
Size: 2.75” length, 1.50” width (pendant); 28" length (pendant with later added chain)
Materials: 2 Baroque mother-of-pearl plaques; 2 Old mine-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.16 carats); 18K Gold; 14K Gold and seed pearl chain
Literature: Small group of Edouard Colonna pendants of a similar design, manufactured by Siegfried Bing’s L’Art Nouveau, was featured in L’Art Decoratif, December 1899, p. 112

A restless spirit, the talented Edouard Colonna traveled and worked for a period in the United States, where he quickly found a position at Louis Comfort Tiffany’s interior design firm, “Associated Artists."