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Arts & Crafts Gold and Limoges Enamel Pendant, Alexander Fisher

Auction:
2641B
Lot:
193
Sold for:
$18,000$15,000

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 2641B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 12, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Arts & Crafts Gold and Limoges Enamel Pendant, Alexander Fisher, England, c. 1896-1904, depicting a scene of the Madonna and Child, with monogrammed drop, and suspended from delicate chain, the enamel approx. 1 1/4 x 1 in., signed AF in the enamel.

Note: In her book, Jewelry & Metalwork in the Arts & Crafts Tradition, Elyse Zorn Karlin calls Fisher "the undisputed master of enamelling". His techniques included cloisonne, Limoges, champleve, basse-taille, and plique-a-jour. He would often use several layers of enamel in order to give depth to his scenes, as can be seen here. His work is in numerous museum collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Estimate $10,000-15,000


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Keywords

Alexander Fisher, United Kingdom, Elyse Zorn Karlin, Albert Museum, London, Victoria, Basse-taille, Ceramic art, Decorative arts, French words and phrases, Jewellery, Jewellery making, Limoges enamel, Visual arts, Vitreous enamel

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