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Jewellery masterpieces. Enamelled bow necklace, ca. 1660

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Enamelled gold set with table-cut diamonds, hung with a pearl and a large polished sapphire
The central bow is a magnificent example of a mid-17th century jewel. The painted opaque enamel was a recent innovation, said to have been developed by a Frenchman, Jean Toutin of Ch√Ęteaudun. This striking colour combination was much used in enamels around this date.


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