Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

French jewelry designer Lucien Gautrait

Full of mysticism pendant - Celtic story with spider, cobweb and fern. Gold, emerald, green enamel, diamonds. Circa 1900. French jewelry designer Lucien Gautrait

Full of mysticism pendant – Celtic story with spider, cobweb and fern. Gold, emerald, green enamel, diamonds. Circa 1900. French jewelry designer Lucien Gautrait

French jewelry designer Lucien Gautrait
Parisian artist and jewelry designer Lucien (Louis) Gautrait (1865-1937) mostly created pendants and brooches and sometimes bracelets. Made with notable details and exceptional skills, his jewelry pieces are often compared with such iconic names as Faberge. Plots, in general, typical for Art Nouveau and Jugend style: birds, insects, real and fantastic, zoomorphic female characters. The compositions are more laconic than those of the famous Rene Lalique, but the perfection of the drawing and execution, especially of the enamels, is no worse and makes no less impression.
Between 1890 and 1910, the Art Nouveau movement flourished throughout Europe and America, profoundly influencing many forms of art—posters, furniture, architecture, glass, ceramics, textiles and jewelry. Art Nouveau’s sweeping, rhythmic curves and use of stylized floral and animal forms were particularly suited to adaptations in precious stones and rare metals, producing exquisite creations of timeless appeal.
Gautrait worked as the leading designer for the Henri Vevey jewelry house, and the magnificent pieces with his hallmark prove this. Also, he collaborated with another Parisian jeweler Maison Gariod and stamped his pieces with both signatures and hall marks.

Peacock brooch-pendant. Gold, emeralds, green stained glass enamel, opal cabochons

Peacock brooch-pendant. Gold, emeralds, green stained glass enamel, opal cabochons

One of the best works of the designer is the Peacock brooch-pendant inlaid with emeralds. Almost symmetrical composition, the stylized gold tail made with the use of green stained glass enamel and decorated with opal cabochons fixed in frames. To add volume, Gautrait connects the right and left sides of the peacock’s tail only at the top, leaving a drop-shaped space behind the bird’s head.

Signature

Signature

French jewelry designer Lucien Gautrait

Antique Lapel watch. 18 K gold, diamond, enamel. Circa 1890

Antique Lapel watch. 18 K gold, diamond, enamel. Circa 1890

Art Nouveau maiden gold pendant

Art Nouveau maiden gold pendant

Batman female pendant

Batman female head pendant

Bracelet. 18 K gold, platinum, diamond, enamel. Circa 1900

Bracelet. 18 K gold, platinum, diamond, enamel. Circa 1900

Cobalt blue enameled brooch. 18 K gold, diamonds, ivory, white, blue, green enamel

Cobalt blue enameled brooch. 18 K gold, diamonds, ivory, white, blue, green enamel

Cross pendant. Gold, Enamel and Diamond. Circa 1900

Cross pendant. Gold, Enamel and Diamond. Circa 1900

Female profile enamel, diamond and emerald ring

Female profile enamel, diamond and emerald ring

Gold Art Nouveau pendant

Gold Art Nouveau pendant

Heraldic peacock necklace. 18 K gold, Pink sapphire, blue, green and white plique-à-jour enamel, baroque freshwater pearl

Heraldic peacock necklace. 18 K gold, Pink sapphire, blue, green and white plique-à-jour enamel, baroque freshwater pearl

Maiden pendant. 18 Karat Gold, enamel, natural pearl, rose-cut diamonds, ruby. Circa 1900

Maiden pendant. 18 Karat Gold, enamel, natural pearl, rose-cut diamonds, ruby. Circa 1900

Maiden with outstretched arms pendant. 18 Karat Gold, enamel, pink sapphire, natural pearl, rose-cut diamonds, green, white and yellow enamel. Lucien Gautrait, Maison Gariod. Circa 1900

Maiden with outstretched arms pendant. 18 Karat Gold, enamel, pink sapphire, natural pearl, rose-cut diamonds, green, white and yellow enamel. Lucien Gautrait, Maison Gariod. Circa 1900

Owl brooch. Gold, sapphire, opals. Early XX century, France

Owl brooch. Gold, sapphire, opals. Early XX century, France

Peacock pendant made of precious stones, enamel and gold

Peacock pendant made of precious stones, enamel and gold

Plant motif buckle. Gold, silver, pink diamonds

Plant motif buckle. Gold, silver, pink diamonds

Sapphire brooch. 18 K gold, diamonds

Sapphire brooch. 18 K gold, diamonds

Spiders and owl design pendant. Gold, ruby, enamel, baroque pearl

Spiders and owl design pendant. Gold, ruby, enamel, baroque pearl

Sunflowers at the dawn pendant necklace. Gold, Platinum, Plique-à-Jour Enamel, Diamond and Pearl

Sunflowers at the dawn pendant necklace. Gold, Platinum, Plique-à-Jour Enamel, Diamond and Pearl

Swallow pendant. Gold, enamel, natural pearl. Circa 1900

Swallow pendant. Gold, enamel, natural pearl. Circa 1900

Thistle pendant. Gold, diamonds, enamel, pearl

Thistle pendant. Gold, diamonds, enamel, pearl