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  • Pendant
    van der Straeten, Georges, born 1856 - died 1928
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  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1901 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    van der Straeten, Georges, born 1856 - died 1928 (sculptor)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, diamonds

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Joan Hurst through Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 26, shelf B, box 3

The human form, minutely sculpted in gold, was an important theme in Art Nouveau jewellery. Personifications of idealised female beauty were particularly popular. Here the figure conveys a windswept and carefree elegance.

The relief is the work of Georges van der Straeten, a sculptor who was born in Ghent in 1856 and who worked mainly in Paris until his death in 1928. Mounted as a locket (which contains a mirror) it is inscribed on the reverse 'Monte Carlo 13 March 1901' around a sprig of mistletoe.

Physical description

Locket/ pendant of gold set with diamonds. The front of the locket features the head and shoulders of a woman. Within is a mirror.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


1901 (made)


van der Straeten, Georges, born 1856 - died 1928 (sculptor)

Materials and Techniques

Gold, diamonds

Marks and inscriptions

The reverse is inscribed Monte Carlo / March 13th / 1901.

Van der Straeten
signature on edge of medallion, by the ribbons from her hat

eagle's head (rubbed)
on loop. For Paris


Length: 5 cm including jump ring, Width: 4.1 cm, Depth: 0.74 cm

Descriptive line

Locket/ pendant of gold and diamonds, the relief by Georges van der Straeten (1856-1928), Paris, 1901


Gold; Diamond

Subjects depicted

Mistletoe; Woman


Jewellery; Metalwork; Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project


Metalwork Collection

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