Carved Citrine Pill Box

  • Celebrated French jeweler Gustave-Roger Sandoz crafted this exquisite pill box
  • The Art Nouveau piece is formed from carved citrine set in gold
  • Its natural and dynamic motif evokes the very best tenets of the Art Nouveau style
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Item No. 30-7707

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This exquisite French pill box combines the mastery of the French goldsmithing tradition with the radiance of citrine. The box was crafted by the celebrated French jeweler Gustave-Roger Sandoz, who was renowned for producing exceptional pieces with a variety of gems in the Art Nouveau style. In this example, he brilliantly combined pieces of highly translucent, golden citrine with gold to create the exquisite box. The texture of the carving is exceptional, with a natural and dynamic motif that evokes the very best tenets of the Art Nouveau style. The gold rim is further decorated with tiny beads, while a pearl-mounted gold leaf finial completes the exceptional piece.

Maison Gustave Sandoz was founded in 1861 by Gustave-Roger Sandoz's father, and he succeeded him in 1891. After taking the helm, Sandoz gained a reputation for high-quality gold work and creative gem-set jewelry and objets d'art. He embraced the emerging Art Nouveau style, and often worked in collaboration with the great French glassmaker Emile Gallé, producing elaborate mounts for Gallé's glass creations. He exhibited at the Paris International Exhibition in 1900 where he also sat on the jury.

Circa 1900

1 3/8" high x 2" wide x 1 1/2" deep
Carved Citrine Pill Box
Period: 20th Century
Origin: France
Type: Decorative Boxes
Depth: 1.5 Inches
Width: 2.0 Inches
Height: 1.38 Inches
Style: Art Nouveau

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