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A symphonic Art Nouveau brooch of 18K white upon yellow gold stems with forty-one azure-encrusted diamonds emerges from a pendulous rose cut diamond. How the floral entanglement grounds in a vertical and horizontal harmony gives this jewel the depth of a botanical scenery in which anyone wishes to stray.
Antique jewelry object group: brooch/pendant
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Style: 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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Style specifics: 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.
Period: ca. 1900
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Source of inspiration: Mother Nature
Material: 18K bi-color (yellow and white) gold
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Diamonds: 41 rose cut diamonds and senailles . A senaille is a simplified rose cut diamond, a small diamond chip with perhaps a few polished facets. We do not have the weight of the rose cuts diamonds nor the senailles which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cut diamonds and senailles.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: 4,60 cm (1,81 inch) x 3,78 cm (1,49 inch)
Weight: 8,30 gram (5,34 dwt)
Reference Nº: 15316-0059
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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