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Plique-à-jour Silver butterfly c.1910

£650.00 GBP

Pretty Plique-à-jour Silver butterfly c.1910

A French term that translates (as nearly as can be determined) to “letting in the daylight” and defines a type of transparent enamel that has no backing. Similar to a stained glass window, the design has a metal outline filled with various coloured transparent, glass-like enamels.

First discovered in the 15th century by Benvenuto Cellini, plique-à-jour was rediscovered in France circa 1900 and soared to new heights during the Art Nouveau period. 

    • Date & Provenance: 1910 & England
    • Condition: Very good
    • Materials: Silver & Enamel

Item number: 57P