Beautiful Damascene enamel pearl brooch. Toledo damascene from Spain.
Measures 5cm x 3cm diameter. This has traditional damascene enamel in black and white on goldtone metal and features two faux pearls. Two flowers and leaves. This is a very neat piece and a lovely example of damascene. It probably dates from the 1970s.
Presented in a satin drawstring bag
Damascening is the art of inlaying different metals into one another—typically, gold or silver into a darkly oxidized steel background—to produce intricate patterns similar to niello. The English term comes from a perceived resemblance to the rich tapestry patterns of damask silk.