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Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) Plique and Silver Pendants, Levinger and Bissinger, ca 1900

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    Posted 7 months ago

    aesthete1880
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    These are two enchanting Jugendstil plique and silver pendants made by the firm Levinger and Bissinger, Pforzheim, Germany, ca 1900. The first features opals, green and yellow Plique-à-jour, and gilded silver, whereas the second features chrysoprase. With their naturalistic plant and animal forms, both look like they should be worn by a fairy or woodland nymph. They are marked HL (Heinrich Levinger), Depose, 900 (silver); and a variant of the second one is shown in Fritz Falk's Jugendtil-Schmuck: Art Nouveau Jewellery from Pforzheim, p.221.

    All comments are appreciated.

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    1. Coopergirl Coopergirl, 7 months ago
      So beautiful!
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
      So lovely!! The colors and graceful designs are beautiful.
    3. welzebub welzebub, 7 months ago
      Gorgeous examples of Art Nouveau jewelry. Beautiful!!
    4. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 7 months ago
      Super pretty, you know the one with the opal is the top of a hat pin? I love a bit of plique.
    5. aesthete1880 aesthete1880, 7 months ago
      Thank you all for your comments!

      Jewels1900, yes I saw a blue version of the opal one at https://www.barnebys.com/auctions/levinger.html Sadly, hatpins seemed to have fallen out of favor whereas pendants are still in style.
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 6 months ago
      Then it's the right time to collect hatpins.
    7. aesthete1880 aesthete1880, 6 months ago
      valentino97, Great point!
    8. kyratango kyratango, 3 months ago
      NICE!!! A joy to see Jugendstil plique, and Levinger :-D
      I collect Meyle and Mayer and plique in general (when I can).
      Hatpins can be very expensive when signed and in good condition...
    9. kyratango kyratango, 3 months ago
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/119863-meyle-and-mayer-bumble-bee-hat-pin?in=691-activity
    10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 months ago
      I love these, so wonderful! Wish I could find something like this.
    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 months ago
      Beautiful

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