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Nouveau 1910 Pendant / Brooch
Nouveau 1910 Pendant / Brooch
 
Our Price: $3,600.00

Product Code: 152-10024

Description
 
Nouveau 1910 Pendant / Brooch with "Plique 'a Jour" Enamel and Diamonds in 18-karat gold. This pendant measures 3 inches across.

Plique 'a Jour enamel essentially made of a special glass in which some metallic oxides are then added at very high temperatures, these oxides form the color. The material is then ground in an agate bowl. To obtain a good "plique 'a jour the craftsman at Nouveau 1910 fill the small windows with the enamel paste and bake it several times (up to 20 or more) in a special oven that reaches 1,000 degrees Celsius, giving the desired tones between reheating. It is this sequence that gives the enamel its beautiful color, toughness and transparency.

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