Dale Fournier Private Collection

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Art Nouveau Plique-a-jour Butterflies and Dragonflies

Celebrating Summer with Art Nouveau butterflies and dragonflies!

Plique-a-jour Enameling was one of the most important decorative elements in Art Nouveau (1895-1910) jewelry. It resembles a stained glass window, there is no metal backing and the enamel colors are translucent. It is a difficult technique and the results are fragile. A technique Lalique used in some of his most lovely creations, here are some I hope you enjoy...