A rare Chinese export silver plique a jour chrysanthemum flower pin that can also be worn as a pendant. Plique a jour is an enamelling process that has no backing resulting in a stained glass effect. Plique a jour means "letting in daylight" in French. The enamel is white and green over a filigree flower. The center of the flower is adorned with seven prong set coral stones. I was amazed at how little tarnish this piece has. It is marked SILVER which is common for jewelry manufactured during the 1920's-1930's for export out of China. I acid tested this to fine silver which probably accounts for its luster. Perhaps it was cleaned before I received it.
Condition: In excellent condition. This piece was well taken care of. In two spots there are little sections that look as if the enamel did not fill it completely tucked under the petals (see photo). A little crazing is present here and there if you look at it with a loupe. The pin is present and functional. The latch section is soldered on a little crooked but since it lines up with the pinstem, I think this was most likely done intentionally by the artisan.