Silhouette in Clasp of Velvet Choker
A wide velvet ribbon choker is fastened with an oval clasp that contains a cut silhouette of a girl under glass. This was purchased from a dealer with the understanding that it was by Edouart, one of the premier silhouette artists. We have not opened the case to verify this but feel it is a beauty no matter who made it.
Like the physinonotrace the silhouette is studied as a precursor to photography since it was sometimes produced with the aid of a mechanical device and more than one could be produced at the same time.