This beautiful enamel is Bright blue with Marquisates work in the middle and back again on a pendant which Measures 1 1/16" wide, across at the widest point and is 18 3/4" inches in length. This marked necklace weighs 6.6 grams. The clasp is marked sterling and the pendant is marked 900. Good condition with light wear, small scratch not noticeable on enamel, see photos. In the 1500's that enameling became popular in France and Europe.Beginning in the Medieval period, Limoges produced masses of enameled religious objects and artisans perfected the champlevé techniques. Following this time, during the renaissance period, their enameling technique changed, and the Limoges and Limousin ateliers were using what is called the painted enamel method. In the 15th century, Venetian glass makers were painting enamels on glass, and so this skill was quickly adapted in Limoges and in other areas. This technique has stayed relatively the same as with what we see today with enamel painted pieces. During this time, the enamel technique called Plique à Jour was becoming known: this type of enameling resembles the cloisonné technique but without the backing. Plique à Jour was quickly adopted by the Russians during the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century as we see with the Fabergé collections. Lalique worked not only with silver, but also gold, iron, copper, aluminum, ivory and other innovative materials. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "subharedred" and is located in this country: US.
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