Lovely diamond shaped cloisonne enamel earrings depicting lovely Art Nouveau style flower clusters. These pretty earrings are finished off with swaying chain tassels topped with blue beads of Czech glass.
Cloisonne is a technique of enameling in which thin wires are used to block in different glass enamel colors so they don't flow together and mix during the firing process. The technique has been traced as far back as Ancient Egypt and has been adopted by many cultures throughout history.
The 1920's brought cloisonne enamel to a new height of popularity with exciting and exotic designs from the Orient taking center stage in home decor and fashion. Japan and China are still the largest producers of this ancient and wonderful style of enameling.
Enameled bead 3/4 in (2.5 cm) long and wide
Full length of earrings including tassel 2 5/8 (7.5 cm) plus nickel free hooks
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