There is an entire series of these postcards featuring different kinds of Art Nouveau jewelry inspired, no doubt, by the talents of René Lalique (1860-1945). These cards are hard to find and even harder to find in good condition. So I'm quite pleased to be able to offer this one. Although it shows some wear, considering the light background and the age of the card (mailed 1906; undivided back dates actual printing to 1903 or earlier) it is in fantastic condition.
The collage mixes a real photo headshot of a woman bearing the en vogue Neo-Classical look inset in a gold sculptured brooch. In typical Lalique fashion, this brooch features curved lines, entwining branches, vines and flowers.
Note the hand-detailing: the yellow tint and the metallic gold highlights. The background is a pale gray. Les Bijoux (The Jewelry) has the palest pink tone.
I've included several photos to help show off just how unique this postcard is. A real "gem" for the Art Nouveau lover!
Size: about 3.5 by 5.5 inches. Printed by the Société Industrielle de Photograpie (S.I.P. ) of Rueil (a Paris suburb).
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