Lucien Gaillard - An Art Nouveau Thistle necklet, 1903-04. Consisting of two rigid semicircles with a spring-hinge at centre back; the thistle-like composition is executed in grey-green opaque and plique-à-jour enamels for the leaves, and light translucent brown for the stems. Three clusters of buds are set with opals, and the edges of the leaves are picked out in diamonds. Source: From Slave to Siren: Dora Jane Janson. #Gaillard #ArtNouveau #necklace
Shiva and Shakti. "Life becomes complete by the coalescing of the contraries. The cosmic union of Shiva and Shakti is the powerful conjoining of complementing forces; which leads to the wholeness within our Universe.