18K solid gold plique à jour enamel medal Art Nouveau stamped religious medal Fine French gold Christian symbol Stamped, monographed, dated

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18K solid gold plique à jour enamel medal Art Nouveau stamped religious medal Fine French gold Christian symbol Stamped, monographed, dated

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Item details

Vintage from the 1920s

Material

Gold

Dimensions

Necklace length: 23 Inches

A description is available following the details. Please, read on. Thank you:

Material: 18K solid gold, repoussé gold, plique à jour enamel
Size: of the chain: 53cm (22")
Weight: 2.7g
Size of the medal: (2.6cm (one inch)
Weight: 2.4g
Period: Art Nouveau, 1920s (for the medal), contemporary (for the chain)
Style: pendant
Origin: France
Provenance: an estate sale
Additional remarks: both medal and chain are stamped with the French eagle head assay mark. In addition, the chain features the number 750. Both pendant and chain feature a maker's mark.

N.b.: We guarantee the authenticity of our items. Each one of them has been evaluated by our experts and checked by our competent jeweler.

DESCRIPTION:
Plique à jour enameling technique is very challenging. It consists in using transparent enamel, reminiscent of stained glass windows and fusing them together with metal. The technique demands much time, and the rate of failure is extremely high. Thus, the special training and craftsmanship it requires makes these pieces very rare and valuable.

Concerning this lovely medal, the metal used to fuse the various pieces of enamel plique à jour together to form the Virgin's halo is 18K solid gold, as the entire medal is crafted in 18-carat solid bright gold. The contrast with the two shades of blue of the translucent enamel, blue being the color of Mary, is incredibly successful.

The pendant features a date and two initials. The latter refers to the previous owner of the medal and the former was probably his/her date of birth (May 4, 1922). It also gives us the best indication we could hope to have about the time of the creation of this beautiful medal.

The portrait of Mary is embossed, in a repoussé technique, giving it a dynamic structure. We have added an 18K solid gold cable chain in perfect contion. There are no restoration nor parts missing. Both pieces are in excellent vintage condition. Any white or cloudy spots on the images are glare and/or photographic obstructions.

MORE:
Guaranteed to please as do all of our items. Our Store does not deal in industrialized, reproduced or mass produced jewelry or art objects. We spend a considerable amount of time researching our items to guarantee their authenticity, and stand behind every piece we sell. Shop with peace of mind, knowing that your satisfaction is our greatest reward and our ultimate goal.

Ask about our Lay-away options (available on purchases of $500 or more) or request a payment plan for more expensive items.

Communication is the key to a successful transaction so please, do not hesitate to ask questions. We try to describe our products accurately but, please, examine the photographs carefully as some details, visible on the photos, are not always contained in the descriptions.

The photos form part of the description of this piece.

All sizes are good approximations. Gems are measured in their settings, to respect the integrity of the jewelry item.

Shop with confidence. We have sold many items over the years and have 100% customer satisfaction (Information available upon request).

N.B.: You will find important information regarding our Shop policies in the Q & A section of our website.

Thanks for looking!

*Like us on Facebook
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* Check out our other items at: www.MidwestArtObjects.com

*Information on gold jewelry:

- 24K gold is pure gold. (it is not really used in jewellery because it is too soft and not practical for daily wear.)
-18K gold contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 75% gold. This level of fineness is used extensively in French and Italian jewelry and in most quality pieces)
-14K gold contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 58.3% gold. (It is used extensively in the US)
-12K gold contains 12 parts gold and 12 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 50% gold.
-10K gold contains 10 parts gold and 14 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 41.7% gold. 10K gold is the minimum standard that can be called "gold" in the United States.
Antique jewelry and rare items often contain the lower level of fineness, but their value is based on a myriad of other factors.

RH973
CM36 07.06.18~100
CM149 Sadde 3.12.2017~110
A description is available following the details. Please, read on. Thank you:

Material: 18K solid gold, repoussé gold, plique à jour enamel
Size: of the chain: 53cm (22")
Weight: 2.7g
Size of the medal: (2.6cm (one inch)
Weight: 2.4g
Period: Art Nouveau, 1920s (for the medal), contemporary (for the chain)
Style: pendant
Origin: France
Provenance: an estate sale
Additional remarks: both medal and chain are stamped with the French eagle head assay mark. In addition, the chain features the number 750. Both pendant and chain feature a maker's mark.

N.b.: We guarantee the authenticity of our items. Each one of them has been evaluated by our experts and checked by our competent jeweler.

DESCRIPTION:
Plique à jour enameling technique is very challenging. It consists in using transparent enamel, reminiscent of stained glass windows and fusing them together with metal. The technique demands much time, and the rate of failure is extremely high. Thus, the special training and craftsmanship it requires makes these pieces very rare and valuable.

Concerning this lovely medal, the metal used to fuse the various pieces of enamel plique à jour together to form the Virgin's halo is 18K solid gold, as the entire medal is crafted in 18-carat solid bright gold. The contrast with the two shades of blue of the translucent enamel, blue being the color of Mary, is incredibly successful.

The pendant features a date and two initials. The latter refers to the previous owner of the medal and the former was probably his/her date of birth (May 4, 1922). It also gives us the best indication we could hope to have about the time of the creation of this beautiful medal.

The portrait of Mary is embossed, in a repoussé technique, giving it a dynamic structure. We have added an 18K solid gold cable chain in perfect contion. There are no restoration nor parts missing. Both pieces are in excellent vintage condition. Any white or cloudy spots on the images are glare and/or photographic obstructions.

MORE:
Guaranteed to please as do all of our items. Our Store does not deal in industrialized, reproduced or mass produced jewelry or art objects. We spend a considerable amount of time researching our items to guarantee their authenticity, and stand behind every piece we sell. Shop with peace of mind, knowing that your satisfaction is our greatest reward and our ultimate goal.

Ask about our Lay-away options (available on purchases of $500 or more) or request a payment plan for more expensive items.

Communication is the key to a successful transaction so please, do not hesitate to ask questions. We try to describe our products accurately but, please, examine the photographs carefully as some details, visible on the photos, are not always contained in the descriptions.

The photos form part of the description of this piece.

All sizes are good approximations. Gems are measured in their settings, to respect the integrity of the jewelry item.

Shop with confidence. We have sold many items over the years and have 100% customer satisfaction (Information available upon request).

N.B.: You will find important information regarding our Shop policies in the Q & A section of our website.

Thanks for looking!

*Like us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/MidwestArtObjects?ref=hl
* Check out our other items at: www.MidwestArtObjects.com

*Information on gold jewelry:

- 24K gold is pure gold. (it is not really used in jewellery because it is too soft and not practical for daily wear.)
-18K gold contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 75% gold. This level of fineness is used extensively in French and Italian jewelry and in most quality pieces)
-14K gold contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 58.3% gold. (It is used extensively in the US)
-12K gold contains 12 parts gold and 12 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 50% gold.
-10K gold contains 10 parts gold and 14 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 41.7% gold. 10K gold is the minimum standard that can be called "gold" in the United States.
Antique jewelry and rare items often contain the lower level of fineness, but their value is based on a myriad of other factors.

RH973
CM36 07.06.18~100
CM149 Sadde 3.12.2017~110

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