We have a winner!
Congratulations to Mrs Mawson from Downton who won the competition in last month’s View Magazine. She won a fantastic Nicole Barr plique à jour silver enamel dragonfly brooch.
Plique à Jour Silver Enamel
Nicole Barr manufacture high quality silver and gold enamel jewellery and their collections feature vibrant colours and original designs. This beautiful dragonfly brooch, which normally sells for £105.00, features purple plique à jour wings and also includes a converter allowing it to worn as either a pendant or a brooch.
Plique à jour is the same technique used by the French enamelists Lalique and Feuillâtre in the 1900’s. The French term means “glimpse of day”. It describes how the light shines through the rich, lustrous enamel colour. Each beautiful, delicate piece is translucent, suspended between silver framework without a backing creating the effect of a stained glass window.
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