Presented here is a very remarkable and probably unique on the market 18 K solid Gold pendant, dating back to the Art Deco Period.
Its main rarity is that is that, not only it is signed by Tairac - who as a well know medalist of the Art Deco period - but, as inscribed it is made according to A. Solario.
Pictures show the original painting from which this medal was inspired and also the comparison of both medal and painting. It is a remarkable work of Art.
The Virgin breastfeeding the Child is known as the "Virgin with Green Cushion" - A work of art painted by A. Solario.
Andrea Solari (also Solario) (1460–1524) was an Italian Renaissance painter of the Milanese school. He was initially named Andre del Gobbo.
He was one of the most important followers of Leonardo da Vinci, and brother of Cristoforo Solari, who gave him his first training whilst employed extensively on work at the Milan cathedral, and at the Certosa di Pavia.
Specifications of the medal are as follows:
a) It has measurements of 35 x 27 mm (without bail ) 1.4 x 1.1 in.
b) Its weight is 3.6 grams.
c) It is made using the “Plique-à-jour” technique : Plique-à-jour (French for "letting in daylight") is a vitreous enameling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloisonné, but with no backing in the final product, so light can shine through the transparent or translucent enamel. This is an extremely difficult technique.
d) The pendant is high relief and made in France, with a very unusual and graceful shape.
e) The chain in the picture is included as a gift in the offer. It is gold plated and although vintage not of the same period as the medal.
g) Eagle French 18K Carat hallmark and maker's hallmark.
Pictures have been taken so that the beautiful Plique-à-jour effect is well seen. Kindly look closely and zoom pictures.
This is an extremely rare item, done with extreme care in all details. It is highly attractive and unusually well done. In an exceptional "as new" condition, it is definitely a unique heirloom.
Pictures are an intrinsic part of the description . Please use the zoom feature.
Please do not hesitate to ask any question.
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