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Earrings, Alexis Falize, c.1870

Gold and Enamel

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Falize earings

consisting of a pair of cloisonné enamelled discs with gold beading on the outer rim, depicting a falcon perched on a branch amongst stylised foliage on a light green background, the reverse decorated with a butterfly resting on a yellow blossom amongst budding flowers and foliage on a lacquer red ground.

Applied poinçon for Alexis Falize.
Paris, c.1869

 

 

Illustrated

Exhibited in ‘Japonisme: From Falize to Fabergé (Wartski, 2011) and illustrated in the accompanying catalogue as no.16.