Art Nouveau French 18kt Repousse Lady Slide Mirror
A stunning slide mirror pendant from the Art Nouveau (ca1910) era! This incredibly lovely piece is of French origin and is made of vibrant 18kt yellow gold. A substantial piece, the pendant has the wonderful repousse image of an elegant young lady at the center. The intricately detailed picture of the woman includes realistic facial features, wavy locks of hair swept up around her head, and an off-the-shoulder dress with sheer tufts of fabric. Delicate Rose cut diamonds add a beautiful accent, depicting her earrings, necklace, hair piece, and pin on her dress. The pendant is has a slide style design and opens to reveal the original mirror inside. The letters "TW" are incorporated into the repousse design on the front, likely a maker's mark, and three small French hallmarks appear at the front and back of the gold surmount. The pendant hangs from a large gold ring at the top, perfect for hanging from your favorite chain. This unusual and beautiful pendant is quite a special piece and would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The pendant hangs 2 1/4" long, has a 1 3/4" diameter, and is 1/4" thick. The overall pennyweight of the piece is 19.0 dwt (29.5 grams).
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold and all of the Rose Cut diamonds are intact. The locket slides open easily and closes securely.