Paillet brooch by Fernand Paillet
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Paillet brooch 1880 - 1900

Fernand Paillet

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About the artwork

A yellow gold brooch set with swiss cut diamonds and a miniature in grisaille, painted and signed by Paillet, around 1890.
Grisaille: An enamel technique in which a painted enamel image is displayed in monochromatic colors, often in shades of gray on a white background. This technique was developed in the 16th century in Limoges. At the end of the 18th century, grisaille was often used to imitate the then popular cameo’s. The master of the Grisaille and enamel-a-peinture was Paillet.

About the Artist

Fernand Paillet was born in 1850 in Niort, France.

He painted many American socialites of the Gilded Age. He was trained by Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse. Paillet established a studio in Paris.

He became renowned for his figurines, made with ivory and ceramic.

He painted portraits of American socialites of the Gilded Age, including miniatures for the Peter Marié collection, now preserved by the New-York Historical Society. He did a miniature portrait of Edith Wharton.

Paillet also designed jewelry. A pendant he designed for Marcus & Company, a luxury jewelry retailer, is exhibited at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

He died in 1918.

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