Exquisite antiquity

On 14 May 2020, by Anne Doridou-Heim

On Wednesday May 6, live on the Internet, Pestel-Debord continued its connection with the world of watches and jewellery.

Léopold Gautrait and Léon Gariod. Gold openwork pendant ornamented with a carved agate cameo of Euterpe on a disc of lapis lazuli, surrounded by palmettes and florets set with antique and rose cut diamonds in white and pink enamel holding a drop pearl (weight: 22.5 g, h. 6.5 cm).
Result: €5 418

On Wednesday May 6, Pestel-Debord staged an online sale that included a gold openwork pendant ornamented with a carved agate cameo showing the figure of the Greek muse Euterpe playing the harp on a lapis lazuli background. In the early 20th century (1905, precisely), this exquisite piece revisited classical antiquity with highly elegant lines, delicately highlighted with diamonds, through the combined talents of Léopold Gautrait and Léon Gariod. It found a buyer at €5,418. Dating from the same period, a yellow gold necklace consisting of a chain and pendant with two wasps facing each other, holding in their plique-à-jour enamel wings a blue synthetic spinel (gross weight: 20.8 g), garnered €7,812.

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