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Posted 4 years ago

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BelleEpoque
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This is a blue Bresse enamel, or émaux bressans. The French region of Bresse has been producing enamels for centuries, often reproducing the same patterns and models. I'm not sure if this piece is vintage or antique but I love it either way. It is marked with the 'crab' French mark for 800 or higher silver, the Diana head and a maker's mark. The deep blue purple enamel provides a wonderful background for the gold and white detail, ornamented with tiny red glass stones. It is just regal!

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  1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    Gorgeous!
  2. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    Beautiful deep blue color, love it!
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    I made already my comment when you posted it, very beautiful. Of course I don't know exactly the period of my Bressans brooch but the only thing I know is that this kind of safety trompet clasp became popular in the 1920's and is used till to day.
  4. Trey Trey, 3 years ago
    Beautiful colors:)
  5. IVAN49 IVAN49, 2 years ago
    If you are interested to identify French jewelers this link by French government.
    http://www.culture.gouv.fr/public/mistral/marque_fr?ACTION=RETOUR&USRNAME=nobody&USRPWD=4%24%2534P&FIELD_1=DOMN&VALUE_1=Orf%e8vre&FIELD_2=NOM&VALUE_2=&FIELD_3=INI&VALUE_3=Henry%20Cagan&FIELD_4=SYMB&VALUE_4=&FIELD_5=loca&VALUE_5=&FIELD_6=date%20d%27insculpation&VALUE_6=

    Follow the order
    métier
    Orfevre
    Initiales
    The initials should be ``en losange`` accompanied with a symbol (e.g. star ``etoile``)
    Enter initials or/ and symbol and good luck.
  6. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the tip, Ivan49, I will try it!

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