Medal in gold and transparent enamel , also called “plique à jour”, showing an iris. French Art Nouveau jewel, circa 1910.
Art Nouveau enamel pendant in yellow 18 karats gold. Rare pendant of oval form representing an iris flower in the center of the medallion. The entire motif is enamelled in plique a jour, with purple and green colors. French pendant of the Art Nouveau period, circa 1910. Edwardian period.
Eagle head hallmark
Height (including the bail): 3.1 cm
Width: 1.8 cm
Condition: lack of enamel in the upper part (3mm)
Weight: 1,12 gr
Technical point : the plique-a-jour is an enamel technique, which can be clearly seen in this pendant. Very fashionable in the 19th century, it is similar to the cloisonné enamel technique but without a metallic background. The enamelled jewel, once heated, lets the light in. We could say that it is a miniature stained glass. The great masters of Art Nouveau were passionate about it, René Lalique, Eugène Feuillâtre, Henri Vever. In the world of contemporary jewelry, the great Russian jewelry artist Ilgiz Fazulzyanov specializes in enamel and does not hide from being inspired by Rene Lalique.