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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.
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