Henryk Winograd Art Nouveau Style Repousse Pendant Necklace in 999 Fine Silver – Girl with Summer Hat Cameo
This beautiful Art Nouveau style fine silver pendant necklace is a rare design by Henryk Winograd, a master of the Repousse technique. The lovely cameo is created by working the metal from the back to the front, an incredibly difficult technique.
The smiling young woman wears a brimmed hat held by a scarf or wide ribbon. Smaller ribbons and her hair float softly in the breeze, in typical Art Nouveau fashion. It brings the Gibson Girls to mind.
The pendant is round and measures almost 1 1/2″, including the bail. The back is plain, all silver surface. It is 1/2″ at the deepest point, the brim of her hat.
Completing the necklace, we added a 16″ snake chain with round silver bead stations. It complements it beautifully and gives the necklace a modern and timeless look.
The pendant is marked “999” and “HW” on the side. The condition is excellent. It has a beautiful warm patina that enhances each detail.
Henryk Winograd was considered one of the greatest masters of classic silversmithing in the contemporary era. Each piece is truly unique. He passed away in 2008, well into his 90s.