This extremely fine, heavily worked gold art nouveau brooch depicts a bathing female figure against a background of blue and green plique-à-jour enamel. A water lily and irises stand at the water’s edge. Léon Gariod was a successful jeweller and gifted goldsmith in Paris. In the Art Nouveau period he frequently worked with other famous French makers like Leopold Gautrait and Joë Descomps.
With makers mark and numbered 3500.
Lit: A. Duncan, The Paris Salons I, p. 187
J. Price, Masterpieces of French Jewelry, p.21
Exh: Exposition des Beaux-Arts 1900, Paris
|Style period:||Art Nouveau|
|Dimensions:||3.3 cm (w)|