Comb in the form of two dragonflies, Lucien Gaillard, c. 1904

Comb in the form of two dragonflies, Lucien Gaillard, c. 1904

h 11.2cm × w 15.4cm. More details

Forms derived from nature were an important source of inspiration around 1900. Gaillard’s astonishing technical virtuosity is demonstrated in his jewels with lifelike insects. For instance, he made parts of the dragonflies’ wings in plique-à-jour, a vitreous enamelling technique, in which the enamel is not applied to a metal base, but rather set in a gossamer thin wire framework.

On display in room 0.9-Z8.04 Jewels Fashion Art Nouveau

Collections with this work

RijksStudio

eef4 added this work to 2016 02 09

February 8 2016 - 14 works 21 0

Emma Boomkamp added this work to mooimooi

February 2 2016 - 144 works 680 3

kidsocool added this work to Jewel

January 21 2016 - 26 works 76 2

Make your own creations with this work