An Art Nouveau necklace, circa 1900, made with gold, pearls and enamel. What drew me to this piece is the iridescence and shading of the enamel on the buds and flower. Its odd that no element of this necklace is marked in any way which leads me to believe it was made from elements of a much more elaborate, ambitious work.
"James Hyatt Inhaling Chlorine Gas," daguerreotype portrait, early 1850’s. Doctors inhaled chlorine when dealing with suspected contagious patients and was also used as a treatment for pulmonary diseases in the period. By Peter Welling.