SOLD* Magnificent Dragonfly in 14kt & Plique-a-Jour c1900
SOLD* A magnificent brooch, an impeccable objet d'art, a glory to behold ~ and easy on the eye. Our dragonfly is 14kt gold in pure yellow, a lovely yellow, soft yet bright. Ruby eyes, plique-a-jour wings in the deep blue of a starlit sky and the lighter blue of an afternoon sky. Her abdomen is vitreous enamel in black segmented with lines of yellow gold. For her thorax ~ two freshwater pearls with perfect skins. Designed with grace, made with skill. c1900 Signed HW 14K. 1 5/8"T X 1 7/8"W. USA shipping compliments of Home Farm.
Why we love this dragonfly: her wings are plique-a-jour, a truly wonderful technique first used in 1899. Transparent enamels that have been fused into the openings of a metal filigree suggest stained glass, a medium usually too heavy for jewelry. Plique-a-jour is light enough to be worn as jewelry. The light through our dragonfly's wings reflect on the person wearing the brooch in the most delightful way.