An art nouveau plique-à-jour enamel, enamel and diamond-set brooch, attributed to Carreras,
Lot 161
An art nouveau plique-à-jour enamel, enamel and diamond-set brooch,
attributed to Carreras, circa 1910
£4,000 - 5,000
US$ 6,300 - 7,900

Lot Details
An art nouveau plique-à-jour enamel, enamel and diamond-set brooch, attributed to Carreras, circa 1910
The oval polychrome plique-à-jour enamel plaque depicting a phoenix or firebird, the head decorated with white, orange and royal blue enamel, to a rose-cut diamond crest, within a similarly-cut diamond border, millegrain-set throughout, suspending a royal blue enamel crown drop and a silk tassel, unsigned, width 5.6cm, cased by Carreras, Barcelona

Footnotes

  • This brooch is a perfect example of the adaptation of modernism in Barcelonese jewellery at the beginning of the 20th century. Founded in 1766, Carreras is one of the oldest Spanish goldsmiths and jewellery makers. Producing in the first instance outstanding and traditional jewellery, at the turn of the 20th century, they applied the principles of Art Nouveau, paralleling the innovations of jewellers Lalique in France and Masriera. In 1915, the company merged with Masriera to become Masriera i Carreras. Nowadays they are known as Baguès-Masriera, following their second merger with the jewellery company Baguès. This brooch, with its delicate polychrome plique-à-jour enamel and fine goldwork, is a rare example of Carrera's Art Nouveau creations, before its merger with Masriera.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Kristian Spofforth
    Specialist - Jewelry
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work 020 7393 3972
    FaxFax: 020 7393 3905
Similar Items