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Lot 53. An Art Nouveau pearl and enamel pendent-brooch, by Henri Vever. Estimate CHF 18,000 - CHF 22,000 (USD 18,774 - USD 22,946). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017

Modelled as a stylised wisteria branch, the surmount applied with white enamel and green window enamel leaves, to the articulated pearl drops, 1900, 11.0 cm, with French assay mark for gold. Signed Vever Paris, no. 2429

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

LiteratureH. Vever, La Bijouterie Française au XIXème siècle, Tome III, Paris, 1908, p. 678 for the illustration of this jewel

Note: Cf. V. Becker, Art Nouveau Jewelry, New York, E. P. Dutton, 1985, p. 62, ill. 79 for the illustration of a similar jewel.

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H. Vever, La Bijouterie au XIXème siècle, Tome III

Christie'sBeyond Boundaries: Magnificent Jewels from a European Collection, 13 November 2017, Geneva