A VERY FINE antique Russian silver and shaded cloisonne enamel cigarette case, made in Moscow between 1908 and enameled in Medieval Russian style with four pairs of stylized birds and scrolling floral designs against turquoise ground.
An Art Deco Platinum Sapphire Diamond & and Cupid& Painted Miniature Pendant and Chain France Circa Four fancy and 25 square-shaped sapphires 22 old European and single-cut diamonds pendant with partial French assay mark.
Plique-a-Jour Enamel and Diamond Plaque de Cou by Rene Lalique
At it's root, the ancient art of enameling is simply the art of melting glass on metal. The techniques humans have devised to do this are incredible. A few of our favorites - Differenti tecniche con lo smalto a fuoco