The undulating white and blue lines on the rare champleve’ enamel button centering this necklace reminds us of an Undine, a 16th-century water nymph named after the Latin word unda, meaning wave.
These nymphs were known to marry mortal men, though doing so caused the loss of their immortality.
In this piece:
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