• plique à jour enamel?

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    This button is believed to have been made by Gripoix, or at least clearly made using a very similar technique.  I got it from a dealer in Paris who I know has bought out overstock of certain items from Chanel.  

    As far as whether this technique would be appropriately called plique à jour enamel seems to be up for debate.  I have heard both opinions, i.e. that yes, it should be called plique à jour because it’s basically the same technique of applying molten glass to metal openwork or that no, it shouldn’t because the openings are too large etc.  

    So… I will leave that debate to the enamel specialists.

    by Matthew Brown

    Thanks to Karen Cohen for recommending the video below for reference.

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