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Vintage French Art Nouveau E.Dropsy Fix Gold Medallion


This is a gorgeous French Art Nouveau rose gold charm made with fix gold circa 1900. "Fix" gold is a French gold technique that consists of a very thick layer of gold on a copper metal base. This medallion has all the characteristics of a classic Art Nouveau piece. It has soft edges, undulating lines, feminine motifs and delicate detail. A young girl in profile holds flowers on one side,  and on the other side of the medallion there is a blank space for a personal monogram or note. The blank side is also quite lovely, with iris flowers decorating the edge of the circle pendant. It measures approximately 1/2 inch in size, and is ready to wear on the chain of your choice. The pendant is sold separate from the chain, but we have many available through Kirsten's corner should you need one. The piece weighs just under one gram and it has been signed on the front in cursive by E.Dropsy, or Emile Dropsy, a renowned French medalist from the turn of the century who lived between 1858 and 1923. The girl in profile holding irises was his iconic image, and quite emblematic of the Art Nouveau movement. This small charm would make a lovely gift for someone special.

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