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Art Nouveau Plique-à-Jour Silver & Dragonfly Brooch

392A/OJ
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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

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Date & Origin

Condition

Very Good

Provenance

French

Materials

Silver Garnet Enamel

Hallmarks

Unmarked, tested to silver

Measurements

Height 40 mm
Width 50 mm

Item Number

392A/OJ

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