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Antique ivory brooch two dogs standing in flowery framework Biedermeier style

Different times, different opinions. In the first quarter of the 19th Century people's attitude towards (what are now, because of that attitude) endangered species, was not exactly the same as our days (to put it mildly). We strongly condemn the use of ivory in our days, but in our trade we can run into antique pieces of ivory like this one.

But what a beauty! The meticulous refined sculpting/engraving is a joy for the eye. Look at the collar holding the dogs together, or their legs! We have never seen such fine work and to imagine that it lasted almost 200 years!

Antique jewelry object group: brooch

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 German origin.

Style: Biedermeier - The Biedermeier period refers to an era in Central Europe during which the middle-class grew and arts appealed to common sensibilities in the historical period between 1815, the year of the Congress of Vienna at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, and 1848, the year of the European revolutions. Although the term itself is a historical reference, it is predominantly used to denote the artistic styles that flourished in the fields of literature, music, the visual arts and interior design. (from Wikipedia) or more info on styles

Style specifics: These type of brooches are typically for the region Germany, Austria and Switzerland between 1820 and 1840

Period: ca. 1840
  -  (events and facts in 1840)

Source of inspiration: Mother Nature

Theme: Two dogs standing together held by connected dog collars

Material: ivory
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Technique: engraving

Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: 5,90 cm (2,32 inch) x 5,30 cm (2,09 inch)

Reference Nº: 13318-0091

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Antique ivory brooch two dogs standing in flowery framework Biedermeier style
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