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An Art Nouveau gold, ivory, opal and enamel brooch by Marcel Bing, designed as an ivory women’s face in profile, her long hair in billowing waves of gold, her headdress set with two cabochon opals, decorated with green iridescent enamel and dark red enamel highlights, mounted in 18 karat gold.


Marcel Bing (1875-1920) was the fourth child of Siegfried Bing (1838-1905), the great collector of Japanese art and founder of the gallery 'La Maison Art Nouveau Bing', located at 22 rue de Provence in Paris. Marcel trained as a jeweler, creating jewelry and vase mounts for the gallery and took over its management upon his father's death in 1905. The shop and its owners were so influential in their day that it was from the name of this Parisian Shop 'La Maison Art Nouveau Bing' that the entire "Art Nouveau" movement got its name from. Siegfried Bing's role was instrumental in promoting and commercializing Art Nouveau, making it more widely known to the public, and influencing its popularity across Europe and beyond. While he didn't directly develop the movement, his efforts were crucial in its dissemination and establishment as a major artistic style in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.



Reference number:REF123

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An Art Nouveau gold, ivory, opal and enamel brooch by Marcel Bing

  • Signature:

    Maker’s mark of Marcel Bing.
  • Origin & Period:

    Circa 1900.
  • Hallmarks:

    French assay mark ‘eagle’s head’ for 18 karat gold.
  • Dimensions:

    3,6 x 3,2 cm.
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