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Tortoise Elaborated Domed Piqué Brooch and Locket

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    Posted 8 years ago

    Agram.m
    (731 items)

    The value and beauty of antique jewelry is not always depending on precious stones. Turtle shell (fortunately today banned but very widely used for antique jewelry and utensils such as fans, hairpins etc.) can take a very high surface polish, and lends itself well to other decorative techniques such as engraving and carving. Some of the piqué jewelry of the past are of such translucent delicacy that they resemble lace. In the best examples the craftsman has used great artistry to adapt the design to the natural mottling and color variation of the basic material. Two such examples pique jewelry is shown here:
    A very beautiful domed brooch decorated with piqué inlay. We can see that the light passes through the beautifully mottled shell which forms a wonderful foil for the inlay work. Here the decoration consists of very beautiful flowers, a star and dots. This form is called piqué point. This brooch has a diameter of almost inches.
    However there are much more elaborate forms in which both gold and silver inlay are used, with the inlaid shapes cut into stars, flowers and other motifs. In the most elaborate and costly form of piqué work other materials such as mother of pearl may also be added.
    Showed in this piqué photo locket depicting flowers and with leaves of mother of pearl.

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    1. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      nldionne, thanks for your quick respons and loving
    2. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Gosh that broach is beautiful!
    3. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      AmberRose thank you very much for your always nice compliments. You always cheer me up. Thanks for loving too!
    4. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      AR8Jason thanks for loving
    5. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      toolate2 thanks also for your support and loving
    6. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      Newtimes, thanks for your interest and loving
    7. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      epson233 thanks for your support and loving
    8. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 8 years ago
      Another gorgeous piece Agram !!!!!
    9. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      Hedgewalker, thank you for your nice compliment and for loving
    10. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      vetraio50 i'm grateful for your loving
    11. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      Lisa thanks for your support by loving
    12. davyd286, 8 years ago
      It's a beautiful brooch. Do you know where it was made?
    13. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      davyd286 thanks for your question. I bought this brooch in England if it was made there, I don't know to be honest. Thanks for your interest.
    14. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Lovely!...I really like decorated tortoise shell!...:-)
    15. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      inky, thanks a lot for your loving and it'a a pleasure there are more collectors who love tortoise shell. It's a pity they don't wear it often these days.
    16. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 8 years ago
      Gorgeous brooch! : )
    17. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      miKKoChristmas11 thanks for loving and compliment!
    18. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      shughs sorry for this late reaction but I thank you for your attention and loving!
    19. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      Mikko I appreciate your loving
    20. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      tom61375 thanks for looking and loving.

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