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French Art Nouveau tiepin with iris motif

Antique jewelry object group: tiepin/stickpin

Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: France

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 (see also: flower symbolism)

Theme: Iris - click here for an explanation on the iris

Material: 18K yellow gold
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Diamond(s): One old European cut diamond with an estimated weight of ± 0.01ct.

Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: The French control mark for 18K gold representing an eagle's head that was in use in France from about 1838.
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Dimensions: ornament 1,30 cm (0,51 inch) width and 1,37 cm (0,54 inch) height, total height 6,90 cm (2,72 inch)

Weight: 2,50 gram (1,61 dwt)

Reference Nº: 17058-0179

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