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Pique?


#1

There is a technique used in the 18th century called “pique”
(SP? 2 syllables) to attach silver ornamentation to the heads of
canes. I have a local antique dealer who is interested in
restoring some canes with ivory heads with missing silver and was
wondering if anyone has ever heard of this technique? thanks in
advance dave

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#2
There is a technique used in the 18th century called "pique"
(SP? 2 syllables) to attach silver ornamentation to the heads of
canes. I have a local antique dealer who is interested in
restoring some canes with ivory heads with missing silver and
was wondering if anyone has ever heard of this technique?

Could you possibly have been talking about the enameling
technique of plique-a`-jour?

Marilyn Smith

davyjo@midcoast.com wrote:


#3

Hello Marilyn: indeed “French Pique” I collect as much as I can
get my hands on! Also often you will find gold inlay as well.
Only 40 years or so was this technique used, it is truly awesome.
If anyone out there has any “french pique for sale” email me!!
Nice to hear the art is still being talked about Donna Brenner