French maker, unknown, circa 1900
Diamonds, plique-a-jour enamel, gold, platinum, with a carved ivory figure.
Illumination, is rare almost gossamer, fleeting like a spark, insight whispers softly, pay attention.
Sometimes thorny, we must face ourselves to clear they way.
Plique-a-jour enameled standing dish designed by Thorolf Prytz made by J. Tostrup, Christiania (Oslo) exhibited in Paris In 1900.
Vase designed by Gustav Gaudernack made by David-Anderson, Christiania (Oslo)
André Fernand Thesmar (1843-1912)
Plique-a-Jour enamel bowl. Plique -a-jour means light of the day. Plique-a-jour is a transparent backless enamel technique, the enamel is fired and held in place within delicate metal frames, called cloisonnes, it is a very difficult and fragile enamel technique.
Thesmar's signature on the foot.