Gold jewelled and enamelled aigrette: 18th century
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 28cm

Gold jewelled and enamelled aigrette: 18th century

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Gold jewelled and enamelled aigrette. An aigrette or breast ornament, in gold, in the form of a bouquet of flowers, enamelled in naturalistic colours, in a two-handled vase set with diamonds. Some of the flowers are on coiled wire 'trembler' stems, Gold drop-shaped pendants set with diamonds simulate drops of water. An insect, also on a 'trembler' spring, hovers in front of the flowers and a tiny enamelled parrot is almost concealed among the blooms. The leaves of engraved gold are enamelled translucent green, the flowers and buds mainly in thick opaque white with brush-strokes of colour and black. The flowers and the inside of the vase are counter-enamelled with strong bright blue. Comparison with the painted designs in the English jeweller's pocket book in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle gives a possible date of c.1720
 

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Date

1710 AD - 1730 AD
 

Image Number

001907
 

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