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Art Nouveau Plique-à-Jour Silver & Dragonfly Brooch



A charming silver Art Nouveau dragonfly brooch with plique-a jour enamel. Plique-à-jour (French for “letting in daylight”) is a vitreous enamelling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloisonné, but with no backing in the final product, so light can shine through the transparent or translucent enamel. It has small cabochon garnet eyes.

Written by Olly Gerrish
Date & OriginArt Nouveau (1890-1915), French
MeasurementsHeight 40 mm
Width 50 mm
ConditionVery Good
HallmarksUnmarked, tested to silver