A whimsical art nouveau pendant in hollow 18ct gold. This beautiful piece dates from mid-late 1800s France and is the pinnacle of French craftsmanship. Signed E.Dropsy who was a famed French medallist and produced a number of similar medallions during his lifetime.
The front of the medallion shows a beautiful woman, her hair swept into a loose bun with a diamond encrusted necklace that glitters as she turns to a hovering bird. To the reverse there is an intricately embossed frame of flowers that perfectly curve around the medallion as though they are climbing up a tree in the secret garden. The only wear to note is a small dent to the reverse, which looks much worse in the photos as it has been taken at an angle to really highlight it.
Antique French Art Nouveau Figural Pendant
Metal: 18ct gold, hallmarked
Dimensions: 22mm x 18mm