Antique Art Nouveau Plique A Jour Opal Pearl Butterfly Necklace Heinrich Levinger


A gorgeous antique Art Nouveau lavaliere necklace made by Heinrich Levinger in the late 19th Century. The focal point is a colourful butterfly pendant decorated with glowing green Plique-à-jour wings, three blister pearl droppers and three natural cabochon opals making up the head and eyes.

Heinrich Levinger was established in Pforzheim, Germany in the late 19th Century and renowned for their fabulous Plique-à-jour pieces. Plique-à-jour is French for "letting in daylight" and is a technique in which enamel is applied with no backing, allowing the light to shine through the translucent layer and create a wonderful stained glass window effect. 

The pendant is fashioned in silver gilt and suspended from a long silver paperclip chain. It’s a striking design and highly collectable.    

WEIGHT: 10.1 grams 

MEASURES: Pendant Height 46mm x Width 36mm x Depth 6mm – Chain Length 22 inches x Width 2mm 

METAL: Silver/ Gold gilt 

STONES: Natural Opals (Largest 5 x 7mm, approx. 0.80ct – 0.95ct total), Blister Pearls 

AGE: Art Nouveau (Circa 1900) 

MARKS: Maker’s mark 

CONDITION: Excellent 


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