piqué posé work in horn


Material: horn with silver wire and mother of pearl inlays

Manufacture: unknown, probably from Birmingham , England

Length: 6 3/4″



Piqué work in horn was done in Birmingham until 1885. Later work, such as this, included larger motifs often containing elaborate floral designs. See Duncan, James S., Antique Jewelery: Its manufacture, materials, and design, Shire Publications Ltd, 2007 for a short description. By 1885 horn was being replaced by early plastics. Tatting shuttles were made in the same style.