Jeweled Art Nouveau Pendant by Jules Brateau

  • Jules Brateau created this amazing Art Nouveau jeweled pendant
  • The central figure is Ceres, the goddess of agriculture, fertility and motherhood
  • The entire pendant is crafted of gold, enamel and an amethyst
  • Brateau's pieces are among the finest specimens of Art Nouveau jewelry ever made
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Item No. 30-7810

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A superlative example of the Art Nouveau aesthetic, this incredible jeweled gold and enamel pendant was created by French goldsmith, jeweler and sculptor Jules Brateau (1844-1923). The piece centers around the stunning figure of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, fertility and motherhood. The goddess is surrounded by flowers and swirling stems while a pair of cupids gaze upon her in reverence. Suspended from the pendant is a faceted amethyst, adding a touch of color to this silver and gold masterpiece of jewelry design.

Jules Brateau was France's leading jewelry designer in the late 19th- through early 20th centuries. A highly-skilled artisan, Brateau specialized in jewelry and jeweled objets d'art working for some of Paris' most prominent retailers, including Boucheron. His works garnered the artist much acclaim, earning him membership to the Légion d'honneur in 1894 and an appointment as a juror at the Universal Exposition of 1900. 

Signed "J Brateau"

Circa 1906

4 3/8" length x 1 7/8" wide

Artist's Select Museums:
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York
Jeweled Art Nouveau Pendant by Jules Brateau
Period: 20th Century
Origin: France
Type: Pendants
Depth: 4.38 Inches
Length: 4
Width: 1.88 Inches
Style: Art Nouveau

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