An ornate Victorian mourning brooch pin pendant detailed by black enamel scrollwork Mounted with a pin to wear as a brooch or a hoop at the top section of the brooch so it can be worn on a chain as well. A lovely piece that will be passed from generation to generation. Antique Victorian 14K Gold Taille D'Epargne B.
Victorian 14K Yellow Gold Taille D'épargne Pendant. Dating back to the third quarter of the nineteenth century, these lovely Victorian Taille d'épargne pendant pin. Taille d'epargné, sometimes referred to as black enamel tracery, translates from the French literally as saving cut. It is a variation of champlevé whereby engraved lines forming a design are incised into the metal and are filled with opaque enamel- usually black - like basse taille enameling but without the subtle depth variations.
This technique was often used to decorate bracelets, watch cases, chatelaines and mourning jewelry. Taille d'epargné remained in vogue through the mid-1850s when it was mass produced by the Birmingham firms. The Birmingham style was imitated in the United States c. 1860, but American taille d'epargné was employed on burnished or bloomed gold to highlight engraving. By the 1870s fashion turned to translucent enamel over engine-turned patterns guilloche enamel.The item "ESTATE ANTIQUE 14K GOLD VICTORIAN PIN BROOCH PENDANT TAILLE D'EPARGNE" is in sale since Thursday, February 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.