The central bow is a magnificent example of a mid-17th century jewel. The painted opaque enamel was a recent innovation, said to have been developed by a Frenchman, Jean Toutin of Châteaudun. This striking colour combination was much used in enamels around this date.


  • Title: Necklace
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1655/1664
  • Location: Europe
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 16.7 cm
  • Provenance: Bequeathed by Lady Alma-Tadema
  • Medium: Enamelled gold set with table-cut diamonds, hung with a pearl and a large polished sapphire

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