Vine Leaves

Antique Biedermeier Brooch with Turquoises & Pearls in Gold, Germany circa 1850


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Antique Biedermeier Brooch with Turquoises & Pearls in Gold, Germany circa 1850
Antique Biedermeier Brooch with Turquoises & Pearls in Gold, Germany circa 1850
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Just like today, there were distinct fashions and trends in the jewellery of times past. One particular fashion that was popular in German-speaking countries in the years around 1850 was jewelry with branch and vine leaf motifs. German jewelers even presented such pieces to an international audience at the World's Fair in London in 1851. The present brooch is an example of this fashion. On a composition of stylized branches and leaves made of gold rests in the center a large leaf forged of silver, set with turquoises and small seed pearls in pavé. The gold work is made in so-called foam gold technique, i.e. it is not solid, but gold was pressed into shape and stabilized with a filler material. Thus, during the Biedermeier period, gold jewelry could be realized that was both voluminous and yet affordable for the newly empowered bourgeoisie. The brooch is beautifully preserved. Cf. for similar brooches Brigitte Marquardt. Jewellery: Realism and Historicism 1850-1895, Munich 1998, cat. 315-319.
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Antique Biedermeier Brooch with Turquoises & Pearls in Gold, Germany circa 1850
Vine Leaves
€ 690.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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