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Hair combs/pins5 of 8Art nouveau domed plique à jour wings hair ornament. Part 2. Kyratised!Antique tiara comb, silver, pastes, turtle shell, mysterious maker mark.
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Described as a hatpin... silver and stones... amber stem...

    Very dark pics....... very affordable!!!

    Not in my hands yet, but I couldn't resist to share it now :-)

    The pics are from the listing, but I used photo editor to increase the light and color.

    A big thing!!!

    Width: 9cm
    Length: 16cm

    The plique a jour enamel is not flat, but bi convex, as poured glass.

    The two faces are as beautiful, only the engraving on tube base is different, see pics!

    This kind of enamel seems to be distinctive of Comte Enguerrand du Suau de la Croix work.

    Musée d'Orsay has a big collection of documents on his work, sketches of wings ornaments and beautiful enamel pieces.
    (Links in firts comment below)

    I don't know if this is by him... so, posting in unsolved mystery :-)

    I will post part 2 once received and kyratised.

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Musée d'Orsay: Notice d'Oeuvre

      Musée d'Orsay: Liste de résultats dans le catalogue des collections
    2. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thanks Lisa for understanding my impatience! :-))

      I think the wings are upside down, will check if I can remove ant replace the wings in right position...
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      What a piece of jewelry! Agree that the wings are upside down. I can hardly wait for you to get it!!!
    4. Enameled_Beetle, 7 years ago
      Absolutely gorgeous! Great find! :)
    5. Alan2310 Alan2310, 7 years ago
      Oh Kyra, I completely understand your impatient to share with the Club, it's really appreciated from all, i think.
      IMO, the wing are in the good position, it's just a thought, because wings face up, more risk to damaged it, that's what i think, i could be wrong, ;-(
      Very nice piece that's for sure, thanks for sharing.

    6. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      This is gorgeous! I know you can't wait to get it. How exciting!!! I can't wait to see your photos of it. Nice find.
    7. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      I'm so excited for you!!
    8. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      This will look just lovely with you fabulous collection for sure ..nice score ..

      Enjoy the day........ '-)
    9. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Oh it is gorgeous ! Do we get to see a photo of you with it in your hair ? xo
    10. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Bonnie, yes... I hope I'm not expecting too much of it being high end piece... :-)

      Ken, Enameled_Beetle, thank you for your great comments and love!

      Alan thank you for your interest and opinion! :-)
      Looking closely at the tube, it seems the two "prongs" now at top end are intended to hold and secure the wings to the thickest part of the stem.

      Sue, Karen, yep, I'm very impatient to hold it and do the kyratisation...;-)) pics end of week, crossed fingers!

      Gary! Always a pleasure to get your visit and kind comments, thank you! For now, enjoying the first nice spring day, daffodils opening and birds yelling around!!! :-D

      Mani! Thanks for your gorgeous comment, but for a pic of me wearing it... no way! I have a boyish haircut! I even can't imagine a way of wearing it ;-)))
    11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      beautiful find !!!!
    12. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 7 years ago
      Fabulous piece!!
    13. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      ~ W ~ O ~ W ~ ..... Stunning !!
    14. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Sean, thank you!!!

      Courtenayantiques, thank you for your fabulous comment :-))

      Rose! Thanks for the WOW! I hope the kyratisation will get one too ;-)

      A huge, grateful, collective thanks to all of you, 31 wings lovers!
    15. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Marga, Bluboi, than you so much for your lovely visit :-D
    16. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Wings arrived today! Seller shipped 10 days after the auction... said she was absent one week... grrrr!
      Kyratisation on progress, multi layers needed to get the domed effect :-)
      Soon on the board!
    17. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Worth the wait, surely. Can't wait to see the final result! :)
    18. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Kyratisation done!
      Art nouveau domed plique à jour wings hair ornament. Part 2. Kyratised! | Collectors Weekly
    19. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Mystery solved!

      It is signed Cte du Suau de la Croix!!!

      A true rarity to find and specially at the price I paid :-)))))
    20. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Wow that is great news ! and it is truly special . Good eye ! xo
    21. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Ooh, Mani! Yep, great news!
      Comte du Suau de la Croix Années 1890 Important et rare pend

      Now, have to find an appraiser...
    22. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Oooh, David, what a sweet comment!!!
      I had a look through the Musée d'Orsay Du Suau sketches, found several wings... Maybe Derrick will find the study for these ;-)
      Finger crossed for your exciting Meisenthal vase... Waiting for your post!

      Thank you my friend!
    23. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Sketch by the artist, kept in Musée d'Orsay:
    24. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      A sister of mine, Musée d'Orsay!
    25. rhineisfine rhineisfine, 6 months ago
      Commenting years after the original post, but ... what a fabulous piece! Yowza!

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