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Antique jewelry object group: brooch
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: unknown
Style: Between Art Deco and Interbellum - 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 modern 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. The interwar period (1918–1939) is understood, within recent Western culture, to be the period between the end of the First World War and the beginning of the Second World War. This is also called the period between the wars or interbellum.
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Period: ca. 1930
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Source of inspiration: Mother Nature
Theme: Peacock plumage - Peacocks were also associated with the ancient Greek goddess Hera and Hindu God Murugan and Krishna. In the Middle Ages, Christians sometimes used the peacock in art to symbolize the idea of immortality - this may have been because it was believed that the flesh of a peacock did not decay after death. (from: Wikipedia)
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).
Diamond(s): 26 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.
Precious stones: Eight natural sapphires and nine natural emeralds
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April, sapphire for September and emerald for May.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: 6,00 cm (2,36 inch) x 3,00 cm (1,18 inch)
Weight: 8,50 gram (5,47 dwt)
Reference Nº: 18106-0174
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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