Gold pendant enameled grey and white set with a purple sapphire guarded by twin dragons, with wide open mouths and wings displayed, surmounted by a grotesque mask, highlighted with small diamonds and terminating in a drop shaped pearl below. French, c. 1885 by Lucien Falize. (1839-97)
Art Nouveau - Gold, pearl, enamel brooch, ca.1900, France.
Masriera pendant brooch. Spanish jeweller Luis Masriera (1872-1958) was born into a family of jewellers and artisans. After attending the Centennial exhibition in Paris in 1900, he melted down his entire gold stock and switched to art nouveau and dec.