Enamelling is an old and widely-adopted technology. The ancient egyptians applied enamels to pottery and stone objects. The ancient greeks, celts, russians, and chinese also used enameling processes on metal objects. Enamel is the colorful result of fusing powdered glass to a substrate by firing, usually between 750 and 850 degrees celsius.The powder melts and flows and hardens to a smooth, durable vitreous coating on metal, glass or ceramic. The type of enameling is typical for the city bresse in france, hence the name bresse enamel. Extra information: collier d'esclavage. Esclavage is french and literally it means slavery. We'll leave it to your imagination to give an interpretation to this naming.
It is a type of necklace composed of three or more chains or strings of beads or jewels in which the chains or strings hang approximately equidistant from each other. They were worn in normandy as peasant jewelry in the mid-18th century.
Such jewels were in many regions of france the most beautiful jewel offered by the bridegroom to his bride the day of their wedding. The definition of'collier esclavage' appears for the first time in the'dictionnaire de trévoux' in 1752. This necklace knows a very large geographical diffusion. In normandy the gold pieces were often engraved.A collier d'esclave is an extremely rare article to find and we are proud to be able to offer one here. Hallmarks: the french hallmark depicting a rooster's head which was used in france for 18k gold around 1810.
Dimensions: length 51,00 cm (20,08 inch) cm. See picture with a ruler in cm and inches.Weight: 13,90 gram (8,94 dwt). Copyright photography: adin, fine antique jewelry. The jewelry on our pictures is not photoshopped. We also have a subdivision called adin vintage jewellery outlet. Please keep in mind that the jewels in our outlet store are only available for a limited period. This item is made of antique necklace, enamel antique necklace, adin antique jewellery, adin vintage jewellery, wedding, bridal, anniversary, vintage necklace, vintage enameling necklace, flower gold necklace, vintage flower gold necklace, antique vintage flower gold necklace and vintage gold necklace.