Very beautiful pure silver .999 Art Nouveau style, high relief, repoussé portrait of lady by renowned silversmith Henryk Winograd. Henryk was born in Poland in 1917 to Russian parents and from a lineage of esteemed silversmiths, who had created fine pieces for the Czar before the 1917 revolution. He began his training as a silversmith in Poland before the war began, after he spent time in Stalins labour camps. He finally migrated to America in 1970 and started producing some of the most beautiful pieces of Repoussé work, many of which are housed in museums all over the world. He was noted in particular for creating his work by hammering pure silver sheets into crafted moulds to produce sharp, high relief pieces with delicate detail and amazing attention to detail. His work is known mainly to be produced in fine silver, the purest material to work with and would very rarely work in sterling silver.
Henryk lived well until his nineties, passing away in 2008 but leaving behind a wonderful legacy. Since his death Henryk's work has become even more collectable and its value continues to increase as it moves towards Antique status. This particular piece is very characteristic of his fine work, very detailed and precise. The pendant is stamped with HW and 999, it is good vintage condition with only fine scratches and minuscule marks to the silver. The lady is looking off to the side with a peaceful face and vine leaves in her hair.