Bresse

 

Bresse

 

 bijoux de France - French regional jewelry - Antique jewel


cross garnished with enamels from Bresse, silver

 bijoux de France - French

 

 

 
cross garnished with enamels from Bresse, silver (150%)
 
cross garnished with enamels from Bresse, silver (150%)
 

 

 

 


cross garnished with enamels from Bresse, silver

 

 

Although these enamelled crosses were popular around their production zone of Bourg en Bresse, they were also worn in other regions of France and thus cannot strictly be considered to be regional crosses.  Small enamelled plaques made in Bourg en Bresse were sold throughout France to local jewellers who assembled them into slave necklaces, crosses, earrings and other jewels.  In the collection of the Victoria et Albert Museum in London there are numerous "Bressan" crosses and ear pendants bought from the Parisian jeweller Paul Ydrot during the International Exhibition of 1872.  Paul Ydrot only opened his workshop in 1870 and sold his crosses to the museum for between £1.2s.6d et £1.9s (the equivalent of  €340 to €450 today).



 

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Mary medal with Bresse enamels, gold

 

 


Ear pendants with Bresse enamels in silver

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collier d'esclavage (slave necklace) in gold set with enamels from Bresse

 bijoux de France - French regional jewelry - Antique jewelry

 


coiffe pin in gold set with an enamel plaque

 

The little gold plaques, like the one on this pin, were made in Bourg en Bresse and sold throughout France to be lead-soldered onto jewels by the local jewellers.

 

         
silver locket with Bresse enamel decoration

 

 

These little gold plaques, made in Bourg en Bresse, were sold throughout France and were then lead-soldered onto jewels by the local jewellers.

 


Charles Robert Leslie - The travelling jewellery salesman

 

 

 


French regional costume - Bressane

           bijoux de France - French regional jewelry - Antique jewelry

 


necklace, hat and folk-dress from Bresse region

 

 

necklace, hat and folk-dress from Bresse region

 

 

 

Bressan hat with its plated chain
 

Bressan hat with its plated chain

 

 

The Bressan hats are always garnished with a long gilt chain, often ending with an acorn-shaped sphere.

Bressan hat with its plated chain
   

Bressan hat with its plated chain

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Bressane folk costume

 

 

 

 


Bressane folk costumes
 



(1)     CANZIANI, Estella., Costumes, traditions and songs of Savoy, Chatto and Windus 1911
(2)     JOANNIS, Claudette.,
Bijoux des régions de France,  Flammarion, 1992

(3)     SEVEZ, Laurent., Notice sur la bijouterie et l'iconographie religieuse des campagnes de la Savoie, Mémoires et documents publié par la Société savoisienne d'histoire et d'archéologie, 1862
(4)     de LAS CASES, Philippe, L'Art Rustique en France - Dauphiné et Savoie, 1930

(5)    VICAIRE, Gabriel., Emaux Bressans, H. Lardanchet - Editeur, 1919
(6)     CANZIANI, Estella., Costumes, traditions and songs of Savoy, Chatto and Windus, 1911 
(7)     LUCE, Denys., Un mois à Aix en Savoie, impressions et souvenirs, 1875 

(8)     LAS CASES, Philippe., L'Art Rustique en France - Dauphiné et Savoie, Etablissement Busson, 1930
(9)     BISCH, Paul., Notes sur les bijoux de Savoie, Société Dauphinoise d'Ethnologie et d'Archéologie, 1954

(10)   DUFOURNET, Paul., L'art populaire en Savoie, Christine Bonneton Editeur, 1981
(11)   JACQUES, André., Enquete sur les bijoux des paysans de Savoie, Revue de Savoie, 1956

 

 

 

contenu

Bijoux bressans, croix de Bresse, croix bressane, émaux de Bresse, email bressan, CARO, Delphine, BENON Laurent & FAIVRE, Aurélie., Emaux de Bresse - Joyaux du quotidien,  VICAIRE, Gabriel., Emaux Bressans, H. Lardanchet, AGNES, Bruno., Emaux bressans parures charmantes, Taillanderie, CANZIANI, Estella., Costumes, traditions and songs of Savoy, Chatto and Windus 1911     CANZIANI, Estella., Costumes, moeurs et légendes de Savoie, Editions Equinoxe, 2003, DEQUIER, Daniel & ISLER, François., Costumes de fêtes en Savoie, EVEZ, Laurent., Notice sur la bijouterie et l'iconographie religieuse des campagnes de la Savoie, TROSSET, Jean-Pierre., Bijoux et croix des provinces de Savoie, Chez l'auteur, 2003, TROSSET, Jean-Pierre., Les croix de Savoie, Chez l'auteur, 1993, bijoux savoyards, croix savoyarde, croix grille de Chambéry, croix dauphiné, croix des Villards, croix bosse, Saint Colomban des Villards, croix bessans, croix à l'as, croix de Valloire, croix fleuri, créoles savoyards, croix gapençais, croix de Faucigny, croix plate pattée

 

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