Gold Art Nouveau pendant lucky clover with womans head set with rose cut diamond
This 18K yellow gold Art Nouveau pendant from 1890 truly embodies good fortune with its four-leaf clover shape. The gaze of a glamorous lady with a hairband of seven grand rose cut diamonds in a bas-relief chased profile is lifted up to a future of
prosperity and sunshine. This locket is a charming vessel supplying an unseen amount of luck, here for you to deplete.
Antique jewelry object group:
pendant and locket
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Country of origin:
Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Art Nouveau - Art Nouveau (French for New Style) is an international movement and style of art, architecture and applied art - especially the decorative arts - that peaked in popularity at the turn of the 20th century (1890–1905).
The name "Art Nouveau" is French for "new art". It is also known as Jugendstil, German for "youth style", named after the magazine Jugend, which promoted it, and in Italy, Stile Liberty from the department store in London, Liberty & Co., which
popularised the style, and in Holland as “Sla-olie-stijl”, Dutch for “salad oil style” after a advertisement poster for this product that was made in that style.
A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it is characterized by organic, especially floral and other plant-inspired motifs, as well as highly stylized, flowing curvilinear forms. Art Nouveau is an approach to design according to which artists
should work on everything from architecture to furniture, making art part of everyday life. Although Art Nouveau fell out of favour with the arrival of 20th-century modernist styles, it is seen today as an important bridge between the historicism of
Neoclassicism and modernism.
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Art Nouveau - The floral ornaments and botanical designs are very typical for the Art Nouveau style. Also the use of curvilinear lines is typical for this period.
- (events and facts in 1890
Source of inspiration:
Good luck tokens
Four leaf clover - The clover became famous around 1,600 years ago, because, it was said that Saint Patrick in 452 AD stepped from the cathedral in Ireland on Easter morning, stooped down and picked a shamrock. He showed it to the crowd of parishioners,
and then said, "This Plant represents the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit!" Since that time, the three leaf shamrock has become world famous! Around this time when clovers were made popular, the rare four-leaf clover also became popular and was
considered to be lucky.
18K yellow gold
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Seven rose cut diamonds
. We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.
is the birthstone (or month stone) for April
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diameter 3,94 cm (1,55 inch)
11,50 gram (11,50 dwt)
Reference Nº: 12211-0050
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