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From October 21st (2013) till December 9th (2013), this jewel will exhibited at the Art Deco exhibition organised by the Antwerp Diamond Museum in their Diamond Pavilion
at the MAS. The MAS
is an abbreviation for Museum aan de Stroom which translates to something like "Museum to the Flow". A new landmark building in Antwerp, a must-see when you are here!
In case of the sale of this jewel, we can only send it AFTER December 10th!
To see all our Art Deco jewelry at the museum's exhibition, click here.
Antique jewelry object group: 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 Deco - Art Deco is an eclectic artistic and design style which had its origins in Paris in the first decades of the 20th century. The style originated in the 1920s and continued to be employed until after World War II. The term "art deco" first saw wide use after an exhibition in 1966, referring to the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes that was the culmination of high-end style moderne in Paris. Led by the best designers in the decorative arts such as fashion, and interior design, Art Deco affected all areas of design throughout the 1920s and 1930s, including architecture and industrial design, as well as the visual arts such as painting, the graphic arts and film. At the time, this style was seen as elegant, glamorous, functional and modern.
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Style specifics: Abstract motives and geometrical forms are quite typical for the Art Deco period. Art Deco moved away from the soft pastels and organic forms of its style predecessor, Art Nouveau, and embraced influences from many different styles and movements of the early 20th century, including Neoclassical, Constructivism, Cubism, Modernism, and Futurism. Its popularity peaked in Europe during the Roaring Twenties and continued strongly in the United States through the 1930s. Although many design movements have political or philosophical roots or intentions, Art Deco was purely decorative.
Period: ca. 1920
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Material: pendant is 18K yellow gold and platinum, and necklace (of later date) is in 18K white gold.
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Diamonds: One old European cut diamond with an estimated weight of approx. 0.60 crt. and four single old brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.04 crt.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Total diamond weight: approx. 0.64 crt.
Precious stones: emeralds (lab produced) onyx (could also be black strass also called paste)
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Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April, emerald for May and onyx for July.
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Hallmarks: "18" indicating 18K gold
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Dimensions: height pendant 2.76 cm (1.09 inch), length chain 50.00 cm (19.69 inch)
Weight: 3.40 gram (2.19 dwt)
Reference Nº: 09306-4254
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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