Lot 81. Art Nouveau pearl necklace, Lucien Gaillard. Estimate CHF10,000–15,000 ($10,000–15,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
Twenty-four baroque pearls, circa 1900, 47.0 cm, signed L. Gaillard.
Please note that the pearls have not been tested for natural origin.
Literature: A. Duncan, The Paris Salons I, 1895-1914, Woodbridge, Antique Collectors' Club, 1994, p.15 for a photograph of this necklace.
Note: Gaillard was one of the more notable jewellers of the Art Nouveau period, alongside Fouquet, Lalique and Vever. He created beautiful jewels inspired by a realistic representation of nature.
Christie's. Magnificent Jewels, Geneva, 15 May 2019