Presenting a signed 1940's enameled Sterling silver Elephant brooch.
I have seen many of these Siam Elephant brooches, but none with high quality engraving and enameling on this pin. This very sweet Elephant brooch features vibrant translucent enamel in *Basse - taille. The brooch measures 2.25 inches by 1.375 inches by .25 inches and weighs 9 grams and closes securely with a rollover safety clasp.
This brooch is in excellent vintage with no breaks or repairs. There is some slight enamel thinning on the flank of the Elephant. This can be seen in picture #3. The piece is visibly hallmarked Sterling Siam. JSP solution was used to verify the metal content.
*Basse - taille or Émail de basse-taille ( enamel in low -Basse engraving- taille) is done by engravers designing cut-outs in metal ( usually gold or silver ) with various levels of relief (from very shallow low relief to deep high relief). This enabled the scene to gain more depth than the traditional enamels. This effect only work with transparent enamels.
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