Normand Hudon: Caricaturist, painter, fantasist was born in Montreal 5 June 1929 and deceased in Montreal 8 Jan 1997. In the 1950’s, Hudon was showing his paintings and drawings in galleries and was becoming one of the most biting caricaturists. On 9 July 1965 he designed a cover for Time magazine and that year also prepared a huge composition for a pavilion at Expo 67. After a more difficult period, he began working seriously again in 1972 and in a few years had completed a body of work which treated, with tender irony, certain aspects of the Québec heritage: nuns on bicycles or priests on skates, mischievous children or picturesque villages, tip-tilted houses or shops, and court scenes that could rival those of Daumier.
This stunning Opal and Tourmaline gem set ring is truly one of a kind. Hand crafted in 14k yellow gold ( 585) and set with 6 oval cabochon shaped opals ( prong set) and 4 pink tourmalines that sit in the middle of a beautifully granulated hand designed 14k gold leaves. The top and largest opal measure approx. 6.9mm x 4.5mm and the remaining 5 are slightly smaller and flatter. The 4 tourmaline are approx. 1.9mm round. The opals are natural and show a beautiful play of colour amongst a stunning gold floral bouquet. The ideal gift for any October Birthstone Lady.
Beautiful white gold Emerald ring, Beverly Hills Gem Lab certified. With an estimated retail value of $14,700.00 US, you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity! A large green emerald mounted on a diamond studded 14k white gold ring. This piece will not go unnoticed when worn.
Details (All appraisal info. provided by Beverly Hills Gem Lab):
Victorian 18k gold miniature mesh coin purse stamped 750.
I purchased this purse along with 4 others from the family of an antique dealer from France.
The 18k gold Chainmaille mesh is delicately looped on a simple and elegant 18k frame. The snap closure is bezel set with two Cabochon Sapphires is in perfect condition.
The mesh links are lined in a slant and flair on the bottom so it can hold more change.
A round bail is secured on the frame so you can wear this Coin Purse as a pendant.
Metal: 18kt Gold, acid tested, stamped 750
Weight: approx. 56.8 grams
Measurements: approx. 2 1/8” Wide by 2 1/2” Long ( See Picture).
Condition: Very good antique condition
Origins: European, most likely Italian
Only one purse is for sale in this listing.
Please contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to see any additional photos.
18k Gold Virgin Mary / Madonna French Art Nouveau Eagle Head Hallmark Religious
Beautifully crafted with a raised bust of the Virgin Mary / Madonna in a satin finish facing. The frame around the Madonna has a has a scalloped edge and a diamond cut pattern that captures the light.
The pendant was made in France in the early 1900s and has the eagles head hallmark on the bail.
METAL: 18k yellow gold, eagle head hallmark
WEIGHT: Approx. 1.75 grams (approx)
Measurements: width 3/4″ – height with bail 1 1/10″ (approx)
CONDITION: Very good vintage condition with light surface scratches that we did our best to show in photos
If you have any questions or if you would like to see any additional photos, please don’t hesitate to ask