silver Orpheus pendant
A silver Art Nouveau medallion jewel representing Orpheus or Apollo, god of prophecy and oracles, healing, plague and disease and music, song and poetry, with his lyre and wreath of laurel, signed: L. Coudray, France, circa 1900, on the back is the personification of ‘Glory’, on a heavy silver chain.
weight: 34.9 grams
diameter: 4 cm.
Literature: The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Jewellery, Volume I: A-K, Alastair Duncan, 1994, page 162.