Antique French Art Nouveau Medal
This beautiful medal is signed by the medallist Tairac. It features the profile of a young saint, probably the Virgin Mary. She wears a fleur de Lys, her attribute. The back is also engraved with fleurs de Lys. Art Nouveau’s style was strongly inspired by this kind of design: flowers, nature, birds and makes any jewels of this period very poetic.
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Circa: Art Nouveau circa 1900
Weight: 5,7 gr
Metal: 18kt gold
Hallmarks: French, eagle’s head
Condition: Good, few traces of wears
Dimensions: Height: 32.56mm / 1,28in Length: 21,2mm / 0.83 in
This lovely pendant is made in 18kt yellow gold. It was perfectly handcrafted and it represents the profile of the famous Egyptian queen Cleopatra. On the verso, we can clearly see the cartouche of the queen. A cartouche is an oval with a horizontal line at one end, indicating that the text enclosed is a royal name. It was made at the end of the 20th century. Cleopatra is easily recognizable : she is wearing the Egyptian crown and a snake is surrounding her. The legend said that she was bitten by a snake after she's heard her lover, Marc Antoine, died.The medal weighs 4,5gr and it measures 27,9 (1) x 19,9 (0,78) mm. The bottom of the front is a bit used, we can still see some papyrus' flower.The hinge is marked with the eagle's head and with the maker's mark R / a symbol (?) / G. The chain is not provided but we will be happy to find one for you :) All our items comes with either a gemological report or a jewelry report with circa and all useful information.