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Monday, December 31, 2012

All I Want for the New Year-Illumination


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.


Rene Lalique, opal, diamonds enamel, silver gold, and glass,1900. 

Sometimes thorny, we must face ourselves to clear they way.

Image Art Nouveau and Art Deco Silver , by Annelies Krekel-Aalberse

Plique-a-jour enameled standing dish designed by Thorolf Prytz  made by J. Tostrup, Christiania (Oslo) exhibited in Paris In 1900.

Image Art Nouveau and Art Deco Silver , by Annelies Krekel-Aalberse

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. 

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