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Henri Dubret Basse-Taille Enamel and Gem-Set Plaque-de-Cou Necklace

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Dating from the Art Nouveau period, this sophisticated gold and platinum plaque-de-cou necklace by artist Henri Dubret is a gem-set and enamel masterpiece of polychrome butterflies, flowers, and foliage. A diamond blossom centering an oval-cut emerald sits amidst three spotted polychrome basse-taille enamel and diamond butterflies, all framed by orange and green sinuous vines with diamond highlights, a single pearl pendant, seemingly dripping from the plaque. Mounted on a broad velvet ribbon with a gold bar closure, this romantic jewel in enamel and gems is an exquisite work of Art Nouveau to wear. Artist: Henri Dubret, Paris Country: France Circa: 1903 Size: 2" length, 1.5" width (plaque); Velvet ribbon can be adjusted Materials: Oval-cut emerald (weighing approximately 0.15 carat); 134 Old mine and rose-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 1.27 carats); Pearl; Basse-taille enamel; Platinum; 18K Gold; Velvet ribbon Signed: "H. Dubret" with French assay stamp Exhibition History: Necklace exhibited at the Paris Salon of the Societé des Artistes Français in 1903; Major museum collections, including the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, include examples of Dubret's work Documentation: Accompanied by the original signed artist’s gouache and pencil design

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