Antique Art Nouveau Louis Rault Silver Brooch

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Antique Art Nouveau Louis Rault silver brooch, featuring a Greek or Roman lady wearing a crown with a peacock to her left and the makers signature LR to her right.

 

SOTHEBY'S CATALOGUE NOTE

 

Although the work of Louis Rault (1847-1903) is not widely known, he was regarded by Vever as "one of the most distinguished chasers of the period, and perhaps the greatest ever". The son of a shoemaker, Rault , who was largely self taught, began his apprenticeship at the age of 14, when his eagerness to learn was thwarted by mundane chores assigned to him by his employer. In 1868, he entered Boucheron's workshop as a chaser and stayed there for seven years, thus beginning a career that won him the admiration of his contemporaries and many awards, including the cross of the Légion d'Honneur. Several pieces by Rault are in the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. See Henri Vever, French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century, translated from the French by Katherine Purcell, pp. 948-964.

 

MEASUREMENTS

The brooch measures 2cm / 0.7" in diameter.

 

CONDITION

Excellent.

 

SKU

5414

Antique Art Nouveau Louis Rault silver brooch, featuring a Greek or Roman lady wearing a crown with a peacock to her left and the makers signature LR to her right.

 

SOTHEBY'S CATALOGUE NOTE

 

Although the work of Louis Rault (1847-1903) is not widely known, he was regarded by Vever as "one of the most distinguished chasers of the period, and perhaps the greatest ever". The son of a shoemaker, Rault , who was largely self taught, began his apprenticeship at the age of 14, when his eagerness to learn was thwarted by mundane chores assigned to him by his employer. In 1868, he entered Boucheron's workshop as a chaser and stayed there for seven years, thus beginning a career that won him the admiration of his contemporaries and many awards, including the cross of the Légion d'Honneur. Several pieces by Rault are in the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. See Henri Vever, French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century, translated from the French by Katherine Purcell, pp. 948-964.

 

MEASUREMENTS

The brooch measures 2cm / 0.7" in diameter.

 

CONDITION

Excellent.

 

SKU

5414

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Ring Size Guide
UK US EUROPE Diameter (mm)
Size J 5 49 15.6mm
Size K 5 1/2 50 16.0mm
Size L 6 51 16.4mm
Size M 6 1/2 53 16.8mm
Size N 7 54 17.2mm
Size O 7 1/2 55 17.6mm
Size P 8 56 18.0mm
 
Bracelet Size Guide
WOMEN LENGTH
Petite 7"/ 17.7cm
Medium 7.5" / 19cm
Large 8.5" / 21.5cm
Extra Large 9" / 22.8
 
Necklace Length Guide
14" Necklace - fits just around then like a chocker.
16" Necklace - will fall around the base of the neck similar to a collar. The fall of the necklace will depend on the individual size of the wearers neck.
18" Necklace - will fall below the throat at the collarbone.
20" Necklace - will fall a few inches below the collar bone, this length is perfect for a lower neckline.
22" Necklace - will fall below a standard neckline.
24" Necklace - will fall below a standard neckline..
36" Necklace - will fall bellow the bust.