Art Nouveau ‘Glycines’ choker

Philippe Wolfers

(1858 - Brussels - 1929)
Gold, carved watermelon tourmaline, carved opal, ruby, garnet 36 x 6.3 cm (14.1 x 2.5 in.) Maker's mark of Philippe Wolfers and marked ‘Ex: Unique’ for Exemplaire Unique, number 126 of the Catalogue des Exemplaires Uniques de Philippe Wolfers and numbers 108 and 111 of the workshop archive Brussels - Designed circa 1900-1901, executed before January 18, 1902

The choker was designed with five alternating carved watermelon tourmaline and opal wisterias, between purple and green plique-à-jour enamel scrolling leaf clusters, enhanced by garnet-set scrolls and ruby accents, mounted in gold.

Sophie Willstädter, wife of Philippe Wolfers; Collection Wittamer-De Camps, Brussels


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