Epoque Fine Jewels
René Lalique (Ay 1860-1945 Paris)
Art Nouveau nymph brooch
Paris, circa 1897-1898
Literature: Sigrid Barten, René Lalique, Schmuck und Objets d’art 1890-1910, Prestel Verlag, Passau, 1977, p. 112, photo 48 and p. 396 n° 963.2
A very fine Art Nouveau nymph brooch by René Lalique, designed as a winged nymph, part female, part insect. The naked nymph of cast gold has antennae and outstretched wings. The wings are decorated with pale green plique-à-jour enamel, edged with a darker green border flowing into foiled green enamel globules, mounted in 18 karat gold.