Antique Tuesday - Plique a jour - Art Nouveau

Circa 1890 - Retail Value $25,073

Today we are looking at 3 pieces of Art Nouveau Period Circa 1890 to 1905 Plique-a-jour jewelry.

Circa 1900 - Retail Value $4,405

Plique-à-jour, (French for "braid letting in daylight"} is a vitreous enameling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloisonne, but with no backing in the final product, so light can shine through the transparent or translucent enamel. It has a stained-glass like appearance and is considered very challenging technically. (From: Wikipedia)

Circa 1900 - Retail $2,914

This example below shows the back of the pendant/pin from the top of the page.

Sorry about last week everyone.  I have been super slammed with deadlines.  I will do my best to publish "Antique Tuesday" each week.  Sometimes it maybe only twice a month.  I hope you enjoyed this weeks post.

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  1. That is really beautiful! It would be fun to try to recreate that look. Thanks for sharing this information, Denise!
    Enjoy the day!

  2. Your 'Antique Tuesday' posts are very educational and a good introduction to a novice. Thank you.

  3. This is wonderfully informative! I have no complaints if you can't keep it up every week! I enjoy each installation! Thank you again!

  4. Thank you for sharing this information...this style of jewelry is new to me. You always show such wonderful examples to illustrate the jewelry you're highlighting!

  5. Just beautiful! And I love that you showed the back of it too!

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  7. Inge said: I do love those art and crafts peoples. Those designs are really nice. Thank you for sharing.


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