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Carter, Howe Art Nouveau lotus blossom stickpin. (J9440)

Lotus Rising

A golden lotus blossom opens as it reaches towards the sun.  The blossom is in the dramatic, flowing Art Nouveau style and accented with three small pearls.  Beautifully sculpted with fine details by Carter, Howe in 14kt gold, circa 1900.

A lotus blossom rising above the murky water and mud of its environs was viewed in Eastern philosophies as a symbol of purity and transcendence.  Art Nouveau jewelers, always in search of the new and exotic, often found inspiration in distant and ancient cultures. This finely crafted stickpin is a striking example.

The reverse of the stickpin is as finely crafted as the front.  The polished gold back is attached to the pin stem with a sturdy collet setting (photo below).  The Carter, Howe maker's mark is stamped on the upper left of the pin stem along with "14" for the purity of the gold. 

Cost:  $425

Measurements:  This 14kt gold stickpin is  2 3/8" long and weighs 1.5 grams.  The top measures  5/8" by 1/2".

Carter, Howe Art Nouveau lotus blossom stickpin. (J9440)

Carter, Howe Art Nouveau lotus blossom stickpin. (J9440)

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