A Dream of Spring

Antique Bracelet & Brooch with Diamonds & Pearls in Enameled Gold, Paris circa 1850


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Antique Bracelet & Brooch with Diamonds & Pearls in Enameled Gold, Paris circa 1850
Antique Bracelet & Brooch with Diamonds & Pearls in Enameled Gold, Paris circa 1850
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The longing for nature in bloom, the rich beauty of creation, determined the perception of nature and the attitude to life throughout the Romantic period in all regions of Europe. In the "Spring Dream" from his Winter Journey, Schubert dreams "of colorful flowers, as they bloom in May". In painting, Caspar David Friedrich evokes the forces of nature in the Arctic Ocean or on mountain peaks. And in jewellery, for the first time in decades, designers abandoned the forms of antiquity and created works of the most beautiful delicacy, entirely in the spirit of imitating nature. This set of bracelet and brooch shows this delight in naturalism and colour. Both pieces are designed in the form of entwined branches bearing green enameled leaves and fruits of pearls and diamonds. The surface of the gold is meticulously designed. Bark rings and leaves which seem to glisten with dew leave one in astonishment at the skill of the goldsmiths. The brooch and bracelet were made in Paris, as the hallmarks of the pieces show. Their design allows us to date them to the years around 1850. Jewelry designed according to nature (besides those in fairy-tale medieval forms) were the dernier cri at the court of both Louis Phillipe and Napoleon III. That the set comes from this environment is proven not least by the quality of the gemstones: diamond jewelry was a courtly adornment at that time. Last but not least, the technical realization is ingenious. The bracelet consists of individual, curved links connected by flexible chains. This creates a piece of jewelry with the appearance of a bangle, which is at the same time as flexible and comfortable to wear as a bracelet. Two independent appraisals have confirmed the quality of the materials. They are enclosed with the set. For dating cf. among others those in Henri Vever: La bijouterie française au XIXe siècle (1800-1900), 3 vols., Paris 1906-1908, here vol. 1: Consulate - Empire - Restoration - Louis-Philippe. 1800-1850, Paris 1906, p. 342 (our illustration), also on p. 364 etc. illustrated jewelry in the style of naturalism. Cf. also David Bennet and Daniela Mascetti: Understanding Jewellery, Woodbridge 2010, p.126.
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Antique Bracelet & Brooch with Diamonds & Pearls in Enameled Gold, Paris circa 1850
A Dream of Spring
€ 24,980.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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