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Enamel Jewelry101 of 172Butterfly repaired.sword and sheath pin
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Posted 4 years ago

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I saw this martele silver enamel on other 1900 jewelry, but can't remember who made it... Any idea arts and crafts specialists?

No marks at all, reverse enameled too.

Of course it had damage I repaired :-)

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  1. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
    nice jobbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb... '=)
  2. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
    Thank you soo much Roycroft and Phil for your lovely comment, and thank you too PatSea, racer4four, Vetraio, walksoftly and Julie for loving my new critter!
  3. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
    Just found his brother at Tadema gallery... unatributed!
  4. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 4 years ago
    Learn't something new today, I've never heard 'maretel' before. I call this style bubble when I see it. Most commonly I see 'bubble' pendants, often very cool ones with bat style wings and plain silver whiplashes.

    The one's I've seen are always enamelled on the reverse & I've never seen one signed or marked. I tend to find them available in England but they do have a Jugendstil feel about them. I wonder if they were made in Germany for the English market.

    Nice restoration!
  5. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
    Thank you for your contribution Jewels1900! martelé can be translated as hammered, but bubble seems more descriptive!
    I suspect the reverse enamelling intend to reinforce the piece, because silver is very thin on this.
    And thank you too for yor compliment about my restoration :-))
    I bought other damaged enamel to keep on practizing, will show when they will be in my hands ;-)
  6. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 4 years ago
    Hammered, that makes sense. I did read somewhere that enamelling on both sides makes the enamel more stable. I have noticed most double sided enamel pieces are on thinner silver.

    The Guild of Handicrafts also enamelled on both sides, often the reverse is a beautiful as the front.
  7. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
    Thank you Jewels1900 for confirming my thought about back enamel!
    Again, thanks to the 12 lovers, much appreciated!
  8. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
    Many thanks to you, 15 lovers :)
  9. pops52 pops52, 4 years ago
    Can't tell it was ever damaged! Very beautiful!
  10. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
    Thank you so much Pops, for visiting, loving, and lovely comment :-)
  11. paris1925 paris1925, 3 years ago
    hello en surveillant un vase pour moi suis tombé sur une bestiole que tu aimes bien-) si ça te dit-) http://www.ebay.fr/itm/sublime-et-ancien-papillon-argent-et-plique-a-jour-art-nouveau-/171555198751?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_71&hash=item27f17c971f
  12. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Merci David! Je sors mon filet à papillon... ;-)
  13. paris1925 paris1925, 3 years ago
    moi je surveille le vase daum-) j'adore la serie des resilles-)
  14. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 3 years ago
    Love it! I have a carved bone moth from France that I will have to add to my photos.
  15. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    A moth! Carved! Want to see it!!!
    Thank you Vintagelamp for your nice comment :-)
  16. kyratango kyratango, 2 months ago
    It looks like the one on this Gourdel Vales advertisement:

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