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Antique jewelry object group: necklace (adjustable in size)
Condition: very good condition
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Country of origin: Netherlands
Style: Late-Victorian - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration.
Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament. The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveau style have their beginnings in the late Victorian era.
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Style specifics: The Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period - Experts divide the reign of Queen Victoria, also called The Victorian era (1837-1901) into three periods of about twenty years each; The Romantic Victorian Period (1837 - 1860), The Grand Victorian Period (1860 - 1880), and the Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period (1880 - 1901).
We consider this to be of The Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period.
Jewelry of this period is changing back from heavy to more smaller, romantic pieces with often whimsical motifs. Jewelers using diamonds and bright gemstones in elaborated and fine feminine pieces.
Period: ca. 1915
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Source of inspiration: etruscan filigree bow necklaces
Material: 14K yellow gold (touchstone tested)
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Technique: Filigree (formerly written filigrann or filigrane) is a delicate kind of jewel work made with twisted threads usually of gold and silver or stitching of the same curving motifs. It often suggests lace and French from 1660 to the late 19th century. It should not be confused with ajoure jewellery work; while both have many open areas, filigree involves threads being soldered together to form an object and ajoure involves holes being punched, drilled, or cut through an existing piece of metal. (from: Wikipedia)
Extra information: Etruscans - The Etruscans were a mysterious people. Their place of origin is still unknown, and their language little understood. Their art showed influences of earlier Italian cultures, the eastern Mediterranean, and Greece, but their style is uniquely their own. Even though most of the Etruscan art that has been found was made for funeral purposes, its strength and vigor fill it with life.
Hallmarks: The Dutch control mark representing an oak leaf and that was in use between 1906 and 1953.
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Dimensions: adjustable between 54,00 cm (21,26 inch) and 36,00 cm (14,17 inch) - See picture with a ruler in cm and inches
Weight: 15,60 gram (10,03 dwt)
Adin Reference Nº: 21088-0001
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