Early 20th Century Plique A Jour 2 cups featuring birds. Measurements: Diameter: 3" Height: 2" Exquisite design and execution, a unique set featuring 5 cups with different designs, all birds.
Among the species we could identify: parrot, peacock, crane... The other two appear to be a form of duck and strange pheasant. What is Plique A Jour?
By definition: Plique-à-jour (French for "letting in daylight") is a vitreous enamelling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloisonné, but with no backing in the final product, so light can shine through the transparent or translucent enamel. The tecnique was developped during the Byzantine Empire in the 6th Century AD.
Some of the surviving examples were in the form of Georgian Icons. The tecnique was adopted by Kievan Russia but lost during the Mongol Invasion in the 13th century. The french term was adopted during the 14th century onwards. Currently plique-à-jour still not often used because it is challenging technically and mainly due to break in transferring of skills between generations of jewelers.
Although some luxury houses (Tiffany in jewellery, Bulushoff in jewellery and tableware) produce limited numbers of products in plique-à-jour technique. Works in shotai shippo technique are also known from China and Iran. Condition: perfect with the exception of wear along the gilt [top and base] rim on all the cups.We want to sell items quickly, so we can continue to bring new items to market, so we will try our best to work with you. Keep in mind that we may be negotiating with multiple buyers at the same time, so the first offer we accept wins the item. We use all new boxes and cushioning materials. Please ask any questions you may have about an item before purchasing the item. We want happy customers, so we always try to make it right.
The item "Antique Plique A Jour Cloisonne Cup Set Of 5 Parrot Crane Peacock Chinese Birds" is in sale since Thursday, February 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Bowls".The seller is "seahorseinternational" and is located in Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda.