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Pique Brooch, Honeycomb Pattern

This large pique brooch has a central honeycomb pattern, surrounded by a Greek key motif.

Pique is one of the materials which cannot be legally made anymore. It is created by steaming and heating a base of tortoise-shell, which is then molded into shape. Thin rods of precious metal are embedded into the softened shell. After cooling and hardening, the surface is ground and polished.

Carved Mother-of-Pearl Brooch, Floral Pattern

A floral or geometric motif is carved and pierced into this mother of pearl brooch.
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