Genuine Art Nouveau large plique à jour enamel brooch in 18K solid gold Stamped gold fine jewelry French estate
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Material: 18K solid gold, enamel plique à jour, rubies
Size: 65mm x 43mm (2 5/8" x 1 3/4")
Period: Art Nouveau
Style: brooch, clip-on, pin
Provenance: a French estate
condition: excellent vintage, less than normal wear
additional remarks: stamped with the French eagle head assay mark
N.b.: We guarantee the authenticity of our items. Each one of them has been evaluated by our experts and checked by our competent jeweler.
Plique à jour enameling technique is very challenging. It consists in using transparent enamel, reminiscent of stained glass windows and fusing them together with metal. The technique demands much time, and the rate of failure is extremely high. Thus, the special training and craftsmanship it requires makes these pieces very rare and valuable.
Midwest Art Objects is pleased to present this massive brooch. The metal used to fuse the various pieces of enamel plique à jour together to form the flower is 18K solid gold while the pistil is made out of little ruby beads blending together in a wonderful red mass. The rest of the brooch is crafted in 18 carat solid gold. Just amazing!
Unlike many plique à jour pieces we have come across, this one has no enamel missing. Keeping this gorgeous brooch free from any damage to the enamel or beads is quite an accomplishment!
This is a very wearable piece of art. It features a clip like double pin with a push/pull closure and on which the French eagle head assay mark is visible. It would also make an uplifting subject of conversation.
Guaranteed to please as do all of our items. Our Store does not deal in industrialized, reproduced or mass produced jewelry or art objects. We spend a considerable amount of time researching our items to guarantee their authenticity, and stand behind every piece we sell. Each piece has been identified and graded by an expert. Shop with peace of mind, knowing that your satisfaction is our greatest reward and our ultimate goal.
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*Information on gold jewelry:
- 24K gold is pure gold. (it is not really used in jewellery because it is too soft and not practical for daily wear.)
-18K gold contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 75% gold. This level of fineness is used extensively in French and Italian jewelry and in most quality pieces)
-14K gold contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 58.3% gold. (It is used extensively in the US)
-12K gold contains 12 parts gold and 12 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 50% gold.
-10K gold contains 10 parts gold and 14 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 41.7% gold. 10K gold is the minimum standard that can be called "gold" in the United States.
Antique jewelry and rare items often contain the lower level of fineness, but their value is based on a myriad of other factors.
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