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    Posted 2 years ago

    billretire…
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    I got this beautiful Butterfly Brooch at the Flea Market on Saturday 08/03/2019, it's an Art Nouveau Depose Plique-à-Jour Sterling Silver and Crystals Butterfly Brooch, I think it has a Dragonfly mark on the back along with Depose and Sterling marks, the Brooch is 1 1/2" across and just under 1" top of wing to bottom of body. The Butterfly had a small amount of the clear enamel missing from 2 of the cells on the left wing, so I did a little Kyra-tizing, with some clear-dry glue and a colored Sharpie pen, after I finished I saw another tiny spot missing, and chose not to repair, it's not noticeable! :^D
    Here's some info on Plique-a-Jour:
    Written By: The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica
    Last Updated: Jun 17, 2019
    Plique-à-jour, (French: “open to light”), in the decorative arts, technique producing translucent enamels held in an open framework made by soldering individual wires or delicate metal strips to each other, rather than to a supporting surface as in cloisonné.

    Thank you for looking, all comments are welcome! :^)

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    1. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 2 years ago
      CooL mr. BiLL
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Thank you Vynil, I think so too! :^D Thanks for the love too! :^)
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      I found out that Jewelry with the Dragonfly mark, with Depose, and Sterling is made by Meyle & Mayer! :^)
    4. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Fantastic butterfly a early c clasp brooch . Great Find . Love it
    5. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Thank you so much Manikin, I just found out that this Brooch was probably made in Germany, not France, where I thought Depose was from! Learn something new everyday! :^D Thanks for the love that you gave! :^)
    6. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      Yes, we do learn new things on CW all the time... thanks for the “Plique ‘a jour info! Wonderful find Bill! This butterfly “soars” above most you see, Unique, nice!
    7. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Thank you Eileen, for very nice comment! I was happy my easy repair worked on it too! :^D

      Thanks to all for taking a look, and the love that you gave,
      aura, Eileen, Jenni, Thomas, and Kevin also, it's appreciated! :^)
    8. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Thank you both for stopping by Brian and Weandocin54, and for the love that you left! :^)
    9. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
      thats a honey Bill....
    10. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      I think so too Roycroftbooksfromme1, thanks! It's another that I paid up for, but well worth it! :^D Thank you for the love too! :^)

    11. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 2 years ago
      A really sweet little brooch- reminds me of an Ivy Blue butterfly which is common where I live (they love ivy BTW) :D
    12. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Thank you for your comment Lauren! :^D

      Much thanks to you both Lauren, and Rich, for looking, and for your love of what you saw! :^)
    13. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Thank you for the love melo 1968! :^)
    14. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Pete, Ken, and MALKEY, always good to see you! :^D Thank you for the love that you gave! :^)
    15. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Thank you for the love my #1 Mary! xoxo :^)
    16. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Hey SEAN68 thanks for looking, and for the love too! :^)
    17. aesthete1880 aesthete1880, 2 years ago
      Very nice Meyle and Mayer piece. What a great find at a flea market!
    18. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 years ago
      Beautiful!
    19. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Happy to have you stop by aesthete1880, thank you for the comment, I think it was a nice find also, and how I learned about Plique-à-Jour, and the Dragonfly mark! :^D

      Thanks Mrstyndall, very good to see you! :^D

      Thank you for the love that you gave, aesthete1880, Maureen, and Mrstyndall, it's appreciated! :^)
    20. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Hey Watchsearcher, I'm glad I brought this back up so you could see it, and very nice, to love it too! :^D Thank you! :^)
    21. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Thank you for the love carold501, it's always good to get! :^)
    22. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Wow! I'm envious :-D
      Glad you did a "Billysation", GOOD JOB!
    23. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Just saw you said it has a dragonfly mark together with déposé sterling...
      You have a Meyle and Mayer piece!
    24. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Hey Pascale, seems I have time to Spare, because I'm not Striking at Bowling! :^D This Sheltering at Home, isn't fun, but without it, I probably wouldn't have checked back on this post to see your comments from 3, and 6 months ago! Thank you so much Pascale, and for showing me how Kyra-tizing, this Butterfly, could improve it, also for conforming that it's a Meyle and Mayer piece! :^D
      Thanks Pascale, for the love that you gave too! :^)
    25. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      Hi Bill! Time to Bill-ize your pieces who need it ;-)
      Thank you for your kind answer and for showing this magnificent BZZ/flutterby!
      Stay safe and healthy!

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