Art Nouveau Opal Diamond Gold Byzantine Princess Diadem Tiara

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The diadem is unmarked, but undoubtedly French and possibly by Georges Fouquet or Maison Vever. The design of the female head is reminiscent of drawings and posters by the Czech artist Alphonse Mucha, who worked closely with Georges Fouquet designing jewellery whilst he was living in Paris. Mucha was much influenced by Byzantine culture and made a series titled 'Byzantine heads' (1896-1898) in which he depicted female heads with fantastical headgear, as seen here, with the two roundels covering the ear and long gold dangling pendants, cf. In Commemoration of the 150th Memorial Birth Alphonse Mucha, exhibition in Japan 2010/11.
Details
Of the Period
Art Nouveau
Place of Origin
France
Date of Manufacture
Circa 1900
Period
1900-1909
Metal
18k Gold
Stone
Diamond
Opal
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
4.17 in. W x 1.65 in. D
11 cm W x 4 cm D
Dealer Location
London, United Kingdom
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU3641214512
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