Posted 2 years ago
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! :^)