AN ART NOUVEAU NIKE PENDANT BY PHILIPPE WOLFERS. BRUSSELS, CIRCA 1902.
SOLD : ACQUIRED BY THE WERNER WILD FOUNDATION AS A PRESENT FOR THE SCHMUCKMUSEUM, PFORZHEIM, GERMANY
A magnificent Art Nouveau gold, enamel, ruby, sapphire and diamond 'NIKE' pendant by Philippe Wolfers, centering upon a face of a women carved in opal, surrounded by purple and orange plique-à-jour enamel tresses, suspending a diamond and pearl drop, surmounted by a pair of wings, the feathers in green and orange enamel, extending blue and white plique-à-jour enamel feathers with multi coloured plique-à-jour enamel tips, enhanced by two rectangular rubies and three round cut sapphires and sculpted gold scrollwork, suspended by two rose-cut diamond link chains to a pearl, mounted in 18 karat gold.
Brussels, circa 1902.
PM mark for Philippe Wolfers.
The original Philippe Wolfers drawing of the Nike pendant is dated 3.2.1902.