- René Lalique
- c. 1900
- Gold, enamel, diamonds, Baroque pearl
- H. 9 cm
- not exhibited
- Inventory Number
- Acquired with support of the Allianz Versicherungsgesellschaft, Munich, in 1988
The Parisian designer René Lalique was the pre-eminent decorative artist of his time. This pendant is proof of this. It is a spectacular interpretation of the pansy, a flower motif that was a favourite in Art Nouveau. The pansy, rendered in iridescent blue enamel, is depicted already wilting. The partially folded edges of the leaves are set with diamonds. The flower's French name - 'pensée' - lends it the symbolic meaning of commemoration and remembrance.