Plique A Jour (French for "letting in daylight") is a vitreous enamelling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloisonne, but with no backing in the final product, so light can shine through the transparent or translucent enamel.
This stunning brooch pin was created by the legendary Joan Rivers. It's sad to think that beyond the fact that such a talented person is gone, but there will never be new jewelry created by her. And, she did create beautiful pieces!
This one is a large brooch, measuring a wingspan of 3.5 inches and a length of 2.75 inches. The design is called 'Plique A Jour" (definition above). It has a stained glass / cloisonne appearance. The dragonfly has turquoise colored eyes and a deep pink colored head. The tail is made of triangular pieces and dangles. The tips of the wings as well as the tail have various colored crystals.
While researching the pin, I saw several statements that Joan Rivers used only the best Swarovski crystals in her pieces.
Joan Rivers signature is on the back. Originally sold by QVC. It's truly a beautiful wearable work of art!
I purchased it at an estate sale so I don't know the original purchase date, but it's in beyond excellent condition and possibly never worn. When I obtained it, there was no original box.
Delivery will be from Northern California via USPS First Class Mail Parcel. Postal Insurance and Signature Confirmation will be utilized. Since those safeguards are for the protection of both of us, I split the cost with the buyer. The delivery charge will be $6.95.
THE PACKAGE WILL HAVE TO BE SIGNED FOR AT THE TIME OF DELIVERY.
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All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.