Cloisonne Enamel Egg Pendant Necklace Vintage Art Deco c1930.
Fantastic egg shape pendant on a thread necklace dating from the 1930's the Art Deco period. Great vivid colours.
The decoration is formed by first adding compartments (cloisons in French) to the metal object by soldering or affixing silver or gold wires or thin strips placed on their edges. These remain visible in the finished piece, separating the different compartments of the enamel or inlays, which are often of several colors. Cloisonné enamel objects are worked on with enamel powder made into a paste, which then needs to be fired in a kiln.
There are 2 small area's of damage to the enamel please see the pictures as photographs taken from all angles.
Size of egg 4.1 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm or 1.6 x 1.0 x 1.0 inches.
Length of necklace 81.0 cm or 31.8 inches.
Weight 16.3 grams or 10.18 penny weight.