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Brooch: M.49-1982

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Maker(s)

Gautrait, Léopold Albert Marin (Maker)

Description

Gold, green, blue and white enamel, and green and grey translucent plique-à-jour enamel, set with two sapphires. Three sided with a triangular loop for suspension at the top, and two 'legs' on the lower edge; detachable pin-fastening on the back. In the centre is the head of a woman in profile to right earing a peacock headdress, the tail feathers of which fan out to fill the outline, the sapphires forming the 'eyes'. On the back, engraved lines fill the peacock's outline. Has unaccessioned case not original.

Notes

History note: John Jesse & Irina Laski Ltd., 160 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 from whom purchased by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Height: 4 cm
Width: 3.9 cm

Relative size of this object

3.9 cm4 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1982-11-29) by Grundy, J. Hull, Mrs

Dating

End of 19th or early 20th century
Production date: circa AD 1900

School or Style

Art Nouveau

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( green, blue and white, and green and grey plique-à-jour enamels) Frame composed of gold Decoraton

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: L GAUTRAIT
  • Location: On gold
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: v/vm/x
  • Location: On gold
  • Type: Dealer's scratch mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.49-1982
Primary reference Number: 119002
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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