Striking Limoges Pate de Verre 1960s bracelet

Striking Limoges Pate de Verre 1960s bracelet

225.00

This is a lovely example of 1960s Limoges pate de verre. Enameled curved copper lozenges are hinged together with engraved brass hinged mounts.The turquoise centres have a lovely deep glow due to the technique. It sits comfortably on the wrist and would look lovely with knitwear. This lovely piece is signed J.L. Limoges. In the 50's and 60's, the preferred French technique was silver-foiled copper pieces which were decorated with raised 'frit'- hunks of clear enamel called "cookies" (some 1 inch wide) - which were fused to the base, imitating gemstone cabochons. The first clear enamel layer was fired on the copper or silver base, followed by the silver foil which was laid down with gum. The layer of coloured enamel was followed by the cookies fused to the base. This was a demanding process, because the firing temperature had to be controlled or the cookies could break off after the cooling. Each enamel piece required a coat of counter-enamel on the reverse to avoid warping when the decorated side was fired.[courtesy of Ginger Moro European Jewellery]

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