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A quintessential Art Deco platinum brooch, circa 1920, presenting a harmonious symphony of geometrical sophistication. This piece showcases one old European cut diamond, complemented by two old brilliant cut diamonds and a dazzling assembly of 84 further old brilliant cuts, with an aggregate weight of approximately 4.27 carats, excluding the timeless elegance of 24 rose cut diamonds and senailles. Four baguette cut sapphires punctuate the design, manifesting the era's penchant for visual drama and the interplay of light and geometry.
Antique jewelry object group: brooch
Condition: very good condition
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Country of origin: unknown
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 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.
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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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Diamond(s): One old European cut diamond with an estimated weight of ± 1.05ct. (colour and clarity: H/J, si/i).
Two old brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 0.60ct. (colour and clarity: G/I, vs/si).
84 old brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 2.62ct. (colour and clarity: G/J, vs/i).
24 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.
Total diamond count: 111 pcs.
Total diamond weight: (without rose cuts) approx. 4.27 crt.
- All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Precious stones: Four baguette cut sapphires (lab produced) (also called verneuil sapphire). The fact that these stones are lab produced has no influence on the value of this jewel. Natural sapphires and lab produced sapphires were both used in this era, rather more for their effect than for their intrinsic value. with an estimated weight of ± 0.08ct.
- All color stone weights are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and sapphire for September.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: 5,74 cm (2,26 inch) x 2,50 cm (0,98 inch)
Weight: 11,20 gram (7,20 dwt)
Reference Nº: 18164-0011
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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