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Georges Fouquet Plique-à-Jour Enamel and Pearl Pendant Necklace

$49,500

This creation by Georges Fouquet, one of the great Parisian artist jewelers of the 20th century, is a pendant necklace of exquisite lightness and complexity of palette. The leaves’ plique-à-jour enamel panels filter a naturalistic shading of yellowish- and bluish-greens, while the chased gold vine suspends clusters of multi-color natural and freshwater pearl berry drops, and a gentle evening light glows through the veined opal panels. Suspended from a hand-formed trace link chain, this artistically-sensitive composition awakens and expresses our instinctive love of nature.

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Item #: PT-17483
Artist: Georges Fouquet, Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1900
Size: 16.375" length (with chain), 1.625" wide (pendant)
Materials: 11 Opals, 13 Freshwater pearls; Natural saltwater pearl; Plique-à-jour enamel; 18K Gold; With signed Georges Fouquet box
Signed: "G. Fouquet," and French control marks
Exhibition History: Exhibited at the Poster House exhibition, "Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau/Nouvelle Femme," in New York, from June 20, 2019 to October 6, 2019

An influential thinker called upon again and again to judge the French Expositions, Georges Fouquet believed passionately in the artistic value of modern jewelry, saying, “Art, which never ages, will prolong the career of these jewels. It will endow them with their true character. They are, first of all, works of art."
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