18 karat yellow gold medal pendant depicting of Mother Mary holding Baby Jesus with round diamond accents half way around Mary's head on a 18" cable chain. Signed Masriera
The name Masriera is not only a synonym for artistic jewellery, but also much more: Catalan modernist jewellery, a world focussed on the symbolic trends of Art Nouveau. The name Masriera is completely inseparable from the artistic and cultural life in Barcelona in the last decades of the 19th century until the first decades of the 20th century.
Masriera’s jewels focus on floral, serpentine elements and feminine sensuality, but the true iconographic revolution came from the magical fusion between woman and nature, spawning the popular fairies, nymphs, naiads and insect-women.