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EUGENE FONTENAY 1823 to 1887
Superb Pendant Locket in the Etruscan Style
Gold Enamel Diamond
H: 5.6 cm (2.2 in)  W: 3.8 cm (1.5 in)  Diameter: 3.50 cm (1.38 in) 
Marks: Eagle's head & maker's mark of Eugene Fontenay
EF flanking a 'tea-urn'
French, c.1870
Fitted Case
27 rose cut diamonds 1.0 cts approx
The matt enamel plaque in the Pompeiian style is by the artist Eugène Richet
Literature: cf. The Belle Epoque of French Jewellery 1850-1910, Thomas Heneage & Co Ltd, 1990, p. 116-121
Henri Vever, French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century
Translated from the French by Katherine Purcell, 2001
p. 623 & 818
Collections include: Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Musee d'Orsay & The British Museum
Ref: 4773