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Antique Plique A Jour Enamel Gold Brooch, Levinger Bissenger Germany - MercyMadge
Antique Plique A Jour Enamel Gold Brooch, Levinger Bissenger Germany - MercyMadge
Antique Plique A Jour Enamel Gold Brooch, Levinger Bissenger Germany - MercyMadge
Antique Plique A Jour Enamel Gold Brooch, Levinger Bissenger Germany - MercyMadge
Antique Plique A Jour Enamel Gold Brooch, Levinger Bissenger Germany - MercyMadge
Antique Plique A Jour Enamel Gold Brooch, Levinger Bissenger Germany - MercyMadge
Antique Plique A Jour Enamel Gold Brooch, Levinger Bissenger Germany - MercyMadge
Antique Plique A Jour Enamel Gold Brooch, Levinger Bissenger Germany - MercyMadge
Antique Plique A Jour Enamel Gold Brooch, Levinger Bissenger Germany - MercyMadge
Antique Plique A Jour Enamel Gold Brooch, Levinger Bissenger Germany - MercyMadge
Antique Plique A Jour Enamel Gold Brooch, Levinger Bissenger Germany - MercyMadge

Antique Plique A Jour Enamel Gold Brooch, Levinger Bissenger Germany

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Exquisite jugendstil/art nouveau plique-a-jour enamel gold brooch attributed to Levinger & Bissinger, Germany. The brooch is gold vermeil (silver with a heavy gold overlay) and it features superb enamel work. The perfectly executed shading in a graduation from green to white into a faint rose is one of the trademarks of Levinger & Bissinger jewelry.

A miniature work of art this sinuous brooch is set with a trillion/triangle cut intense pink tourmaline and tiny seed pearls, A rare Mississippi river freshwater pearl adorns the fleur de lis at the bottom.

MATERIALS: 900 silver, heavy gold overlay. Plique-a-jour enamel

GEMSTONES: Pink tourmaline, natural seed pearls, natural river pearl

MEASUREMENTS: 1-1/2 inches high and across and 1-1/2 inches across (approx. 38x30mm)

DATE: 1900-Art Nouveau

WEIGHT: 4.1 grams

MARKS: Stamped "900"

CONDITION: Excellent with no damage to the delicate enamel. The gold overlay shows no sign of wear and the pin back in perfect working order.

The enamel technique plique-à-jour (French for "letting in daylight") is a vitreous enamelling technique where translucent enamel is applied in cells so light can shine through. It is in effect a miniature version of stained-glass, it is considered very challenging technically and there is a high failure rate. The technique became very popular during the dawn of the 20th century with art nouveau plique-à-jour jewelry from France and Germany becoming particularly desirable and highly collectible today. 

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