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JOE DESCOMPS 1872-1948

'The Melusines'
Symbolist Pendant / Brooch

Gold Plique-à-jour enamel Emerald Pearl
H: 7.8 cm (3.07 in)  W: 5.1 cm (2.01 in) 
Marks: Signed verso with monogram ‘JD’ for Joe Descomps
The brooch pin marked LG flanking a horn for Leon Gariod
French, c.1900
Fitted Case
The Sirens two tails represent the unity of earth & water, body & soul. Beautifuly modelled with fine pique-à-jour enamel.
Literature: cf. Art Nouveau Jewelry,
Vivienne Becker, 1985, p. 217, pl. 85, 107, 115
The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Jewellery, Alastair Duncan, 1994, volume 1, The Designers A-K, P. 187-188
La Bijouterie Francaise au XIX Siecle, Volume III, Henri Vever.
Kunsthandwerk um 1900, Jugendstil, Art Nouveau, Modern Style, Nieuwe Kunst,
Catalogue of the Hessischen Landesmuseums, Darmstadt, 1965, illustrated: catalogue number 128
Imperishable Beauty, Art Nouveau Jewelry, Yvonne J. Markowitz & Elyse Zorn Karlin, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2008, p. 85, 131, 140, & 145
Ref: 4775