René Lalique (Ay 1860-1945 Paris)
The beautiful plique-á-jour enamelled leaves of this pendant «sorbus suecica" or Swedish Whitebeam curl around the pearl berries and the mauve enameled twigs. The original gold chain also has dark mauve enameled links. This elegant pendant was made by René Lalique, the leading innovator on French Jewellery in the late nineteenth century and one of the driving forces behind the development of Art Nouveau in France. Lalique developed a completely original style, drawing inspiration from both nature and Japanese art. This signed and dated pendant, of which the design drawings are known, is a refined example of his work.
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