Bright memory

Antique medallion brooch with pearls in gold, around 1870


€ 1,190.00 *
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Description
Rich and golden shimmers the brooch here, magnificent, yet also warming and comforting at the same time. It is designed as a round shield, to which a wreath of shimmering pearls is applied in the middle. In its center shines a flower, which is also made of pearls. These are genuine natural pearls, as the piece of jewellery dates back to a time long before cultured pearls were available. Round jewellery in the shape of domed shields was a big fashion in the 1860s and 1870s. After the more naturalistic designs of the first half of the century, shapes now became more abstract. People loved large, shimmering surfaces of warmly shining gold, which shone particularly richly thanks to an additional layer of fine gold - the so-called "bloom finish". Our brooch is from this period and combines yellow gold with dark blue enamel, diamonds and shimmering natural pearls. The back of the piece of jewellery is also typical of the period, as it conceals a medallion compartment in which personal mementos can be stored - memories of a person over whom the shimmering blossom keeps the memory alive. On the pendants and brooches of the years around 1870 see, among others, David Bennet and Daniela Mascetti: Understanding Jewellery, Woodbridge 2010, p. 168f.
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Bright memory
€ 1,190.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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