Made in France, this piece is designer signed and is a fantastic example of enameled jewelry. The spectacularly large profile of this 1970s -80s necklace, is made even more prominent by the bold color palette of the foiled enameling. Tiered links at the front dangle freely and adjust to your neckline comfortably.
This piece is fresh looking and was well taken care of, the minimal amounts of wear are noticeable only on close inspection. The setting has a bright patina without any discoloration or dents. The enameling is intact with dense and vibrant color that doesnt have any surface scratching.There is one section of chipping to the enamel, on the top pendant in front, at the top right of the connecting loop hole. There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape. There are several different styles of enameling: guilloche (colored, transparent enamel over a metal surface with geometric grooves), champlevé (enamel fills etchings or depressions in a metal surface), plique a jour (translucent enamel fitted into open-back metal cells) and more. What makes antique or vintage enamel pieces collectible is the condition of the enamel workis it distinct and vibrant? Is it free from chips?
Other characteristics like an elaborate pattern, unique depiction, or the use of multiple colors can add more value to an enamel piece. Antique and vintage styles that are typically seen in small or modest sizes get dramatic attention when theyre found in large, oversized, or bold pieces.
These larger versions increase the collectability of a piece. Uncommon antique and vintage pieces are often highly collectable because you are not likely to find another one. While some uncommon pieces have garnered a cult following, others are so uncommon that they do not have a large fanbase. The latter type may not be considered collectables, but they are lovely, almost one-of-a-kind finds.A piece of jewelry that has been signed by the designer is immediately of higher value, because it definitively places the work in their oeuvre. This gives the piece a personal history that it might not otherwise havefixed in place, time, style, and intent. In addition, signed designer pieces indicate that a designer viewed the work as worthy enough to want his or her name to be forever associated with it.
This indicates that the piece was made with a concentration on high-quality construction or perhaps trendy or progressive design. _gsrx_vers_837 GS 7.0.15 (837). The item "Vtg 1960s 70s Signed Limoges Foiled Enamel French Modernist Bib Necklace" is in sale since Saturday, May 30, 2020.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.