Silver Plique a Jour Ruby Owl Brooch Pendant

£150.00 Excluding of shipping charges
  • Product Code: RP_NW_OW
  • Condition: Second hand
  • Available Date: 05/06/2020

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    Sold By: Bygone Jewellery

    Location: Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Silver Plique a Jour Ruby Owl Brooch Pendant

Silver Plique a Jour Ruby Owl Brooch Pendant. A handmade vintage brooch created in the design of an owl in flight. The beak is shown in detailed silver work with faceted rubies set as the eyes. The rest of the piece is a finely crafted network of sterling silver that has been carefully and lovingly applied with vitreous enamels to create a plique-a-jour piece.
 
The colours  on the wings start at verdant green, run through limes and yellows then finish with all three expertly layered at the lower feather tips. The outer body and head are decorated with a rich and vibrant red with the chest being lime green.
 
The finishing touch is a cultured pearl firmly held in the owls talons, that he has swooped upon during his flight!

Not only can this attractive item be used as a brooch but it can also be worn as a pendant by using the bail at the upper back where the wings meet.
 

The Dictionary of Enamelling by Erika Speel (ISBN 1-85928-272-5) defines Plique-a-Jour as "Translucent or Opalescent Enamels fused to span across a network of cells formed with gold, silver, silvered copper, or copper, without a backing under the glazed areas. The fused enamel is an integral part of the finished surface, with the glaze forming a shell veined with metal outlines. Plique-a-jour is seen to best effect when lit strongly from the back. Lacking such illumination the enamels tend to look dense or semi-opaque."

She also states "Plique-a-jour has been in fashion since the late 19th century for jewellery and small decorative articles. Although visually very alluring, plique-a-jour pieces are more fragile than other types of enamel work and require careful handling in use. Making these pieces is more time-consuming than other enamel work and there is a potentially higher failure rate." "Therefore the worth of these pieces resides in the inspirational designs and high quality of craftsmanship rather than in the intrinsic value of the metal base."


This piece has been priced on its own, however we have also recommended the chain in picture 3 if you don't already have a suitable one for a pendant of this size. This is a 20 Inch Curb Chain with 1.5mm Width. We are offing this at a special price of £14.00. These normally retail at £20.00.
 

Diameter of the brooch is 37mm
Pin Length is 35mm  
 

Shipped from our Eccleston shop by Special Delivery.  
All of our products are inspected before postage. Wrapped securely and send with tracked and insured post.  

Specification

Metal
925 Sterling Silver
Main Stone
Ruby
Other Stones
Cultured Pearl
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United Kingdom by Royal Mail In 1 to 3 Business Days £0.00 £0.00

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Last updated 03/06/2020

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