the last jewel of Lantelme

Genevieve Lantelme’s last jewel, created by famous Falize. It’s something like a pendant with words “THALIE MUSE DE LA COMEDIE”. Photo found in Les Modes (Sept. 1911) on Gallica site.

By the way, Gallica added a new tip: now you can download an image detail in hi-res (or a full image if there are few images on a page).

Falize Lantelme Les Modes1911-09


Lantelme by Henri Manuel

Lantelme by Henri Manuel

Geneviève Lantelme in a large hat, wearing a cameo necklace. Photo by Henri Manuel, c. 1910. (picture found on ebay)

Ladies and jewels

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Geneviève Lantelme. Photo by Reutlinger, circa 1910.

Cate Blanchett-Nick Leary-2004

Cate Blanchett. Photo by Nick Leary, 2004.

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Kate Winslet. Photo by Mario Testino, 2011.

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Keira Knightley. Photo by Robert Wyatt, 2004.

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Kate Beckinsale. Photo by Jeff Riedel.

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Cate Blanchett. Photo by Regan Cameron, 2006.

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Keira Knightley for Marie Claire mag.


Scarlett Johansson. Photo by Mark Seliger, 2013.

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Monica Bellucci, 2008.

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Monica Bellucci Tatler Russia 2011

Monica Bellucci for Tutler (Russia). Photos by Francesco Escalar, 2011.


Eva Green.

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Eva Green. Photo by Patrick Demarchelier.

And a bonus: girl without jewels 🙂 Usually Ellen von Unwerth makes very picturesque photos, but this one looks very natural and nice.


Keira Knightley. Photo by Ellen von Unwerth, 2011.

All pictures found via google.

Georges Fouquet

If I were rich, very, very rich, I’d collect Art Nouveau jewels, but for the moment I can only collect pictures 🙂

I think jewels of this period are most beautiful, most artistic and most original. Georges Fouquet, René Lalique, Lucien Gaillard, Falize, Vever and others have shown the highest degree of what jewellery can be.

Actress Genevieve Lantelme (who can be considered as jewel collector) has preferred more traditional jewels, pearls, diamonds and platinum. However some early pictures show her with a Fouquet-like pendant. (I write Fouquet just because I prefer his jewels to the others, even to these created by Lalique).

Lantelme art nouveau pendant

Lantelme with an Art Nouveau pendant. Photo made by Reutlinger circa 1902 (detail).

I don’t know if it’s Fouquet, or Vever, or Lalique, but it’s a very typical Art Nouveau pendant.

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Pendants by Georges Fouquet created in various years.

Some more jewels by Georges Fouquet:

Art Nouveau necklace by Georges Fouquet

An Art Nouveau Enamel Emerald Pearl and Diamond Choker Necklace by Georges Fouquet circa 1910

A choker/necklace by Georges Fouquet.


Bodice ornament in gold with enamel turquoise abalone pearl and mother-of-pearl by George Fouquet Paris circa 1900

A bodice ornament by Georges Fouquet.

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A bracelet by Georges Fouquet.

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Brooches by Georges Fouquet.


A Waterfall pendant by Georges Fouquet. Design by Alphonse Mucha.


Fouquet brooch or pendant

Fouquet brooch orchid

Fouquet brooch peacoqs

Fouquet diadem

A diadem by Georges Fouquet.

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A hat pin by Georges Fouquet. Photo from Les Modes, March 1903.

Fouquet Mucha ornement de corsage

Fouquet necklace

Fouquet pendant brooch

Fouquet pendentif pissenlits les modes 1903-03

Fouquet ring


An evening purse by Georges Fouquet, circa 1900.

Fouquet magnificent bracelet

Fouquet for Sarah Bernhardt

A wonderful bracelet created for actress Sarah Bernhardt when she played Cleopatra.

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Examples of Georges Fouquet jewels designs.

A little collection of jewels by Georges Fouquet can be seen at Paris Petit Palais museum, including Waterfall pendant. Few years ago they didn’t forbid to make photos (now photos inside the museum are forbidden):

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Jewels by Georges Fouquet at Petit Palais museum.

They also have a very nice Fuchsias necklace:

Fouquet Fuchsias Petit Palais 1905

Another photo:

Fouquet Fuchsias necklace

I think this necklace (created circa 1905) was a part of parure (jewel set), because there’s also a Fuchsias brooch in another collection:

Georges_Fouquet Fuchsias brooch

But my favourite jewel by Fouquet unfortunately can be seen only on an old b/w picture. And I wonder where this wonderful agrafe de corsage is now…


Agrafe de corsage “Glycines” (bodice clip Wisterias). Georges Fouquet, 1902. Diamonds, baroque pearls and amethysts.  Photo from Les Modes, July 1902.

Pictures found via google and at Gallica site.

Lantelme ad (Lewis)

Lantelme in a stunning hat by Lewis (16, rue Royale). Scanned from theatre program of La Gamine play.

hats again

Lantelme in hats by Suzanne Weiss. Scan from Comoedia Illustre, 1 November 1910. Photos by Manuel.

Lantelme in a diadem

Lantelme in 1909, wearing a beautiful diadem and her favourite necklace. Scan from Femina, 1 January 1910.

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