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This Art Deco bar brooch, a paragon of 1920's elegance, is preserved in excellent condition, capturing the spirit of an era that worshipped the sophisticated and the stylish. With a total diamond weight of approximately 7.30 carats set in pristine platinum, the brooch exudes the glamour of the Roaring Twenties. Its geometric design, adorned with 69 diamonds, reflects a time when the pursuit of beauty in design reached new heights, free from the encumbrance of the world's weightier matters. It whispers stories of the past, a tangible echo of a bygone era's decorative ardour.
Antique jewelry object group: bar brooch
Condition: excellent 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): Nine old mine brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 2.55ct. (colour and clarity: G/L, vs/si).
48 old brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 4.75ct. (colour and clarity: H/L, si/i).
12 rose cut diamonds. We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.
Total diamond count: 69 pcs.
Total diamond weight: (without rose cuts) approx. 7.30 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: 36 fancy cut onyx
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and onyx for July.
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Hallmarks: Illegible remains.
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Dimensions: 1,38 cm (0,54 inch) x 7,53 cm (2,96 inch)
Weight: 15,30 gram (9,84 dwt)
Reference Nº: 19163-0166
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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