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Vintage Hermès "Duck in Flight" Brooch by Georges Lenfant

$13,000.00

Vintage Hermès "Duck in Flight" Brooch by Georges Lenfant

$13,000.00


Description

DATE: Vintage, c.1960

Superb gold brooch by Georges Lenfant for Hermès Paris, circa 1960. Lenfant captures the duck in flight magnificently, with both wings up-stretched and neck long neck protruding forward. The detaling to the individual feathers and webbed feet is nothing short of exceptional. Crafted in 18 karat gold with emerald set eye, it's signed Hermès Paris with serial number and the Georges Lenfant maker's mark stamped on the pin.

Georges Lenfant was one of the more prolific, and certainly most talented, jewellers of the early 20th century. He designed for the top Parisian houses including Van Cleef, Mellerio dits Meller, and Cartier, where he was a workmaster. His distinctive maker's mark was registered in 1909, and allowed his pieces to remain distinguishable regardless of where they were sold.

STONES

Emerald

MEASUREMENTS

4.5 x 3.7cm

WEIGHT

16.7g

MARKS

French eagle head control mark (18k gold)

Hermès Paris 19820

Georges Lenfant maker's mark

CONDITION

Excellent

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