Art Nouveau Dish with Stem, 1904-05; enamel, plique-à-jour enamel, silver, gilded silver.
Gustav Gaudernack, Bohemian, 1865-1914.
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
‘Plique-à-jour’, the French for letting in daylight, being a technique in which tiny pieces of transparent and translucent enamel are held without backing in a metal cell framework so as to let light pass through them.
A demanding and time-consuming skill with a high rate of failure. And exquisite results when successful.
2 thoughts on “Plique-à-Jour Peonies”
Great to see my grandfathers work presented so beautifully!
It was a very great pleasure to be in its presence; and an honour to present it! Sarah Abraham
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