French bressan enamel earrings in 800/1000 silver for non-pierced ears. The upper part is blue enamelled on a guilloché ground and decorated with a gold volute, in the center a white enamelled star with 4 ruby red enamel dots. In the lower part, the enamel is intense red on a guilloché background and decorated with stylized gold petals, a white star motif and four dots of emerald green enamel. The all is set closed, in a silver openwork. regional French jewel from the beginning of the 20th century, Bourgogne region, Boug-en-Bresse, France.
Bressans enamels are traditional jewels from Bourg-en-Bresse. Their origin dates back to the 14th century, when the town’s enameller, Maître Guillaume, was commissioned to decorate the pommel and scabbard of the Duke of Savoy Amédée VIII. This kind of jewels knows its development beyond the Bresse region between 1830 and 1900. In the middle of the 19th century, the Bressans enamels evolve under the impulse of the goldsmiths Amédée Bonnet and Amédée Fornet, with the addition of gold spangles, pearls enamel and filigree arabesques.
This enameled jewels are entirely handmade. The pearl or arabesque decoration is made with 24 karat gold and can be mounted on 18 karat gold, or vermeil or silver mounts.
Crab hallmark, hard-to-read goldsmith’s mark.
Length: 5.6 cm
Width: 1,9 cm
Note: the clip system works, for non-pierced ears.
Condition: small wear
Weight: 12.46 g