Posted 4 years ago
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!