William Comyns English Art Deco Faux Tortoiseshell and Silver Tray For Sale
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William Comyns English Art Deco Faux Tortoiseshell and Silver Tray

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With slightly outward curving serpentine sides and rounded corners, the top rim applied with a silver strip of flower beading and with a centre of superb sterling silver pique inlay work. Pique' work is a technique said to have originated in Naples beginning with the jeweller Laurentini in mid-17th century. Developed in subsequent years, it became popular and reached a height in late 17th century France where it was known as "pique´ d’or." The technique was brought to England with the Huguenots and in the beginning of the next century was spread throughout Europe. It consists of inlaying the tortoiseshell with thin pieces of gold or silver and it can be of two types: pique´ pose´ and pique´ cloute´ or point. The first consists of cut designs inlaid in the shell while the latter is small pins inlaid in order to create patterns and delicate decorative motifs.

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  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 0.25 in. x W 11.25 in. x D 8.5 in.H 6.35 mm x W 28.58 cm x D 21.59 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    #406
  • Reference Number
    1303209510135
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