A large German art nouveau plique a jour pendant

Price: £1,250

For sale is this rare and striking large silver and plique a jour enamel pendant in the jugendstil or art nouveau style, dating to c 1905-10.   It is beautifully augmented with three opals and what I assume to be an oval cabochon garnet, with a pearl drop.  Unlike some of the more commercial Pforzheim plique a jour jewellery, this is a handmade piece with visible (under magnification) cutting and piercing marks.

The pendant is marked E.L for Eduard Loss, a Stuttgart jeweller.

The pendant presents in excellent original condition.  It had at some time been converted to a brooch and the removal of this fitting can be discerned from the back of the pendant only (see images). There is no chain, though I can readily provide one if required.

Maker: Eduard Loss

Designer: Eduard Loss

Date: c 1905-10

Marks:  EL, Depose, 900

Material: Silver (900 std), enamel, garnet, opals, pearl

Condition: Very good. See description.

Size: 7.0 cm high including drop, excluding bezel, 4.0 cm max width

Weight: 7 grams, 0.3 oz

SKU: A1508-1 Categories: ,

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Art nouveau, Arts and crafts