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Lot 234
 

Leon Eguiazu. A bespoke Toledo style damascened steel, gold and platinum necklace; with accompanying handwritten, gilded and illustrated manuscript styled explanatory booklet. This symbolic necklace was presented as a Christmas gift in 1905, to 'Joy'. It is composed of eight plaques and a lozenge-shaped pendant drop. The plaques are joined by beaded links and the clasp at the back is formed as interlinked hands. Each of the four oval plaques bears a different inscription denoting love and Christan devotion, and a foliate lattice design or monogram to the reverse. In fitted case, with an aperture for the booklet below the shaped velvet pad. 45cm length. Gross weight 39.25 grams

Leon Eguiazu traded at 15, Hernani San Sebastian in Spain. He also had an atelier at 45 BoulevardlMontmartre, Paris. He was a skilled artist working in the medium of damascene work often associated with Toledo, where the brightness of mixed colours of gold is heightened against a matt black ground.

The property of the current owner by descent.

Sold for £2,200


 

Leon Eguiazu. A bespoke Toledo style damascened steel, gold and platinum necklace; with accompanying handwritten, gilded and illustrated manuscript styled explanatory booklet. This symbolic necklace was presented as a Christmas gift in 1905, to 'Joy'. It is composed of eight plaques and a lozenge-shaped pendant drop. The plaques are joined by beaded links and the clasp at the back is formed as interlinked hands. Each of the four oval plaques bears a different inscription denoting love and Christan devotion, and a foliate lattice design or monogram to the reverse. In fitted case, with an aperture for the booklet below the shaped velvet pad. 45cm length. Gross weight 39.25 grams

Leon Eguiazu traded at 15, Hernani San Sebastian in Spain. He also had an atelier at 45 BoulevardlMontmartre, Paris. He was a skilled artist working in the medium of damascene work often associated with Toledo, where the brightness of mixed colours of gold is heightened against a matt black ground.

The property of the current owner by descent.

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