The darling style of this 18K yellow gold Victorian brooch from 1820 is all in this lush knot design tied up with a natural baroque pearl. With the black enamel on the upper surface of this endearing jewel, its embellishments go even further in the engravings on the outside and inside of the gold ribbon just to remind you of the beauty of tying the knot.
Antique jewelry object group: brooch
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Belgium
Style: Early-Victorian - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration. Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament. The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveau style have their beginnings in the late Victorian era.
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Period: ca. 1820
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Source of inspiration: textile
Material: 18K yellow gold
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Technique: Enamelling is an old and widely-adopted technology. The ancient Egyptians applied enamels to pottery and stone objects. The ancient Greeks, Celts, Russians, and Chinese also used enameling processes on metal objects. Enamel is the colorful result of fusing powdered glass to a substrate by firing, usually between 750 and 850 degrees Celsius. The powder melts and flows and hardens to a smooth, durable vitreous coating on metal, glass or ceramic. According to some sources, the word enamel comes from the High German word smelzan (to smelt) via the Old French esmail. Used as a noun, "an enamel" is a usually small decorative object, coated with enamel coating, such as a champlevé or a cloisonné (different techniques).
Precious stones: One baroque pearl
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Birthstones: Pearl is the birthstone (or month stone) for June.
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Hallmarks: The hallmark found (a wreath surrounding a 2) in this jewel was used in the former Southern Netherlands (now Belgium) between 1815 and 1832.
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Dimensions: diameter circa 3,20 cm (1,26 inch)
Weight: 9,20 gram (5,92 dwt)
Reference Nº: 15341-0010
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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