Plique-A-Jour Enamel Butterfly Pin in 18-Karat Yellow Gold Marked 750 Spain
Articulated Body and Wings
$800.00 A butterfly you can own, and keep with you with glowing pink, red, purple, white and deep baby blue wings. Plique à Jour jewelry has a miniature stained glass window effect. Frames of gold metal hold enamel with no backing, thus allowing the light to come through.The light plays through the transparent enamel almost making it seem as if it is moving.
In 18-karat yellow gold, 750 stamped, this beautiful specimen with plique-a-jour ,transparent, enamel has four articulated, poseable , moveable wings and rich red ruby eyes his body moves too.. When fully extended, it measures 1" tall and 1-3/8" across. The total item weighs 5.9 grams (3.8 dwt).
The gold antennae, head and lower body are gorgeously textured in florentine finish. On the reverse is stamped "SPAIN" and, next to it is the 750 and what appears to be the trademark for Nouveau 1910. This magnificent butterfly is in immaculate condition.
This company is based in Barcelona and states it was founded in 1910 and has always created jewelry in the Art Nouveau style that was prominent at that time. It entered the United States market under its own name in the 1990s. I would date this piece from the early part of that decade.
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