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"La Source" Pendant and Necklace


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description As early as 1895, Lalique incorporated entire human figures into his designs. A partially draped, female figure holding a pitcher, carved of ivory, is surrounded by wisteria vines with the stalks enameled in deep blue, leaves, green, and blossoms, opalescent white. Rounded pale orange Mexican opals are set in the vines above her head on either side and below her feet. The chain is composed of blue enameled elongated links and gold rings. The reverse of the pendant is carefully tooled but is not enameled.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/07/1964Treatmentcleaned
6/13/1983Loan Considerationexamined for loan
7/03/1984Examinationcleaned
11/17/1987Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Art Nouveau from Maryland Collections. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1979.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
Provenance World's Fair, St. Louis, Missouri, 1904 [no. 53]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1904, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1904

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Creator
Period
ca. 1902
Medium
ivory, enamel, opals, gold
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.941
Measurements
3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
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