Tag Archive: Enamel Jewelry

A Good Old Fashioned Hunting Trip Pt. 2 — St. John’s and Lillian’s

Taking down the big game on a thrift Safari.

Midweek Modness: Vintage Copper Matisse Pendant

I’m a sucker for mid century copper jewellery (even though it turns my skin green). Whilst researching it, I’ve often come across the names of designers who worked almost exclusively with the metal.… Continue reading

Midweek Modness: Gervais Enamel Pendant

Québec was a hotbed of modernist design in the 1970s. While lesser known than his contemporaries de Passillé-Sylvestre, Robert Gervais was an enamellist who also favoured bold, colourful abstracted figural designs. Unfortunately, that’s… Continue reading

Victorian Jewellery for Victoria Day

As promised, I went prowling for vintage stuff on Friday. Fittingly, I found two Victorian pieces. The big score is a pair of gigantic girandole earrings from around 1870. Girandole means chandelier and… Continue reading

Enamel Week: De Passillé-Sylvestre And Gervais Pendants

Here are some 1970s-era enamelled necklaces that I used to have : (From to top to bottom) Bull’s eye necklaces signed Gervais; owl pendant signed de Passillé-Sylvestre and another necklace from Québec that… Continue reading

Pretty Bird: Deco Silver Enamel and Marcasite Flamingo Brooch

I’ve already written about deco-era enamel figurative brooches, but I wanted to show a much prettier version. Flamingos were a favourite fowl of deco designers, and this one is particularly grand: it’s big… Continue reading

Silver Art Deco Basse-Taille Marcasite Flower Brooch

Remember the basse-taille butterflies I posted about yesterday? The brooch pictured above is a different example of basse-taille work. It’s marked “KV 800” (800 is the fineness of the silver out of 1000… Continue reading

Midweek Modness: Hroar Prydz Norway Butterfly Tie Tack and Brooch

I found this pretty little tie tack (pictured above) at the Sally Ann in Southampton last September. It is by Norwegian silversmith Hroar Prydz (what a name!). These basse-taille butterflies were insanely popular… Continue reading

Find of the Month: Woody the Artisanal Woodpecker

I came across this beautiful pin whilst visiting the parents in K-W. First of all, I cannot resist a bird brooch. Secondly I have, of late, become quite interested in the art of… Continue reading

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