Our timeless necklace, crafted of 18K gold overlay with hand enameling, is based on designs from George Barbier's (French, 1882–1932) illustrations for Journal des dames et des modes
in the collection of the Museum’s Costume Institute. The limited-edition luxury journal, published from 1912 to 1914, offered a stylish record of Parisian culture and fashion. Each vivid color fashion plate was made using pochoir
, a hand-stenciling method that reached its height in France in the 1920s. Plate 37, “Bijoux par Vever,” depicts ornate designs by the eminent French jewelry house Vever, which was famed for its elegant Art Nouveau creations.
18K gold overlay, hand enameled with glass. Chain: 16''L; Pendant: 1 1/2''L x 2''W. Lobster claw closure.