Posted 3 years ago
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!!!
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.