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Antique Demi-Parure In The Archaeological Style Made Of Gold With Diamonds, Around 1880


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Antique Demi-Parure In The Archaeological Style Made Of Gold With Diamonds, Around 1880
Antique Demi-Parure In The Archaeological Style Made Of Gold With Diamonds, Around 1880
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This first-class preserved demi-parure of earrings and brooch presents itself in a formal language that was familiar to contemporaries as the "Archaeological Style". The individual elements, twisted wires, leaves and gold beads on a matt gold ground, refer to jewellery of the Etruscans. But how did it come about? At the beginning of the 19th century, the forms of truly ancient jewellery were still unknown. Neither Renaissance, nor Classicism excavations had produced genuine jewellery of the ancients. The designs of these eras had merely been approximations of an ideal that had to be drawn from other contexts, such as architecture. This changed with the discovery of genuine Etruscan jewellery from the 1820s onwards in Italy. Now single, precious pieces from excavations were available, which originated from the culture of the Etruscans. A real role model was Princess Alexandrine of Canino, who liked to wear some pieces found in the 1830s on her country estate near Rome and thus caused a furor in society. Newly made jewellery in these shapes now also quickly emerged. Especially Pio Castellani from Rome and his sons excelled in this field and designed jewellery, which from the middle of the century became a trademark and a true fashion known all over Europe. In Germany and Austria, corresponding pieces were created from the mid-1860s. The pieces here correspond to this fashion and shine in the warm glow of gold. A beautiful diamond adds a sparkle to each. A little secret, the brooch is also a locket that can hold a personal souvenir or secret.
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Antique Demi-Parure In The Archaeological Style Made Of Gold With Diamonds, Around 1880
Theme And Variation
€ 2,390.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €2,390.00 / piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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