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EMILE OLIVE 1852-1902
An Impressive Belle Epoque Brooch/Pendant by Fonsèque & Olive
Gold Silver Plique-à-jour enamel Emerald Diamond Pearl
H: 9 cm (3.54 in)  W: 5.25 cm (2.07 in) 
Marks: 2 x Boars head & 'FO' monogram.
French, c.1895
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An exceptional example of the fusion of Japonisme & French Art Nouveau. The plique-à-jour ground representing a lily pond in the Japanese cloissoné manner, supporting a magnificent blister pearl set in a gold & diamond Art Nouveau mount.
Literature: cf. Henri Vever's La Bijouterie Française au XIXe Siècle, translated by Katherine Purcell, p. 1021.
Emile Olive succeeded Georges Le Saché as designer for Falize. He left Falize in 1885 to form a partnership with Georges Fonsèque.Reserved

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