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Puig Doria Daphne Brooch

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PRICE: $2,950.00 (USD)

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Item Number: MALN476A
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Unusual subject for a brooch by the Barcelona jeweller Puig Doria made circa 1970 in 18ct, diamond 1.2 carats estimated, and plique-a-jour or translucent enamel. Daphne was a river nymph who was pursued by the sun god Apollo. In desperation, she begged her father to save her virtue, and he transformed her into a tree.  She is always shown in transformation with her arms and hands changing into tree branches.This myth is beautifully portrayed in this attractive piece by one of Spain's best-known jewellers. It is 2 7/8 inches: 7.4 cms in height, with an overall weight of 33.1 grams=1 oz.

Plique-a-jour enamel is a tricky technique, very popular in the Art Nouveau period. Before firing, enamel is just powdered coloured glass which would simply fall through the setting, so it is backed either by mica, a heat-proof translucent mineral, or by copper which is eaten away by acid after firing, leaving a stained-glass-window effect. 

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