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Neo-classical gold necklace with enamel, pearls and diamonds - #1
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Neo-classical gold necklace with enamel, pearls and diamonds



Gold necklace with enamel, pearls and diamonds, can also be worn as a brooch, in original case. In the style of Gautrait.

Gariod, Léon French jeweler. In 1875 he merged with the firm founded in 1859 by Gaucher and Tonnelier at 29, rue Saint-Augustin, Paris, and in 1884 he registered the business under his own name. At firsthe was known as a specialist in gold chains and flexible bracelets set with precious stones. From 1897 to about 1905, he collaborated with designer and modeler Léopold Albert Marin Gautrait on pendants and brooches in the Art Nouveau style. Henri Vever described these as “charming works of rare perfection in which chasing and enameling play a large part,” and he praised their “grat refinement.” Gariod also executed designs by Joë Descomps during this period. Gariod and Gautrait continued to collaborate until 1920, but after 1905 Gautrait abandoned Art Nouveau for Louis XVI revival designs. Some of their works may have been retailed by other jewelers, such as Vever. Gautrait, Léopold Albert Marin1865-1937French sculptor and designer. He studied with M. Rouffosse at the Ecoledes beaux-arts, Paris, and exhibited a wax model for a gilt-bronze vase at the 1894 Salon des artistes français. From 1897 to about 1905, he designed and chased jewelry in the Art Nouveau style for the jeweler Léon Gariod. The majority of these pieces were pendants and brooches in finely chased gold and enamel, with precious stones used as accents. Gautrait's jewels are distinguished by their crisp, lively quality and by his ability to seamlessly integrate into his designs multiple loops for attaching chains and pendant drops. Many necklaces also feature a starburst element above the main pendant. Although some additional pieces are marked only with Gautrait's signature (without Gariod's maker's mark), most of these are thought to have been made by Gariod. Ariund 1905 Gautrait began to work in a Louis Gautrait worked with Gariod until 1920 and continued to make pieces for private clients until 1930.


Maker·GautraitPeriod·Victorian (1837 - 1901)Material·yellow gold, e-mail, pearls & diamondWeight·21 gDimensions·length 25 cmRef number·7541