A guardian angel

Antique Lapel Pin With Enamel Painting After Raphael, Around 1890


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Antique Lapel Pin With Enamel Painting After Raphael, Around 1890
Antique Lapel Pin With Enamel Painting After Raphael, Around 1890
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Heavenly greetings - who was not happy about a little guardian angel? In the case of this lapel pin from the end of the 19th century, it is one of these cute rascals who looks out at us in fine enamel painting. Slightly pensive, the chin resting on the crossed, the messenger of heaven is familiar to each of us, it is probably the most famous angel representation of European art. The angel is found with another companion at the bottom of Raphael's Sistine Madonna. The Renaissance painting from 1512 was acquired by August III of Saxony in 1754 as a showpiece of his collections and has been in Dresden ever since. Interestingly, however, the painting in its entirety is far less familiar to many people today than the two putti figures, which appear millions of times on posters and postcards as an independent motif. Shortly after 1800, the German painter August von der Embde had already copied them individually, thus marking their path to fame. Our pin also bears witness to the fact that their life of their own began early on. Finely enameled, with diamond-studded wings and set in gold, the angel adorns the circular showpiece. The piece of jewellery is wonderfully preserved - and so the cute angel can now shine and protect anew.
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In the 19th century, death was still omnipresent. A multitude of rules and behavioral norms were intended to ease the grief of the bereaved and at the same time satisfy society's standards of decency. According to the degree of kinship, mourning times were meticulously determined, for example, during which special clothing had to be worn. The mourning clothes also included specially made jewellery. Its design was mainly based on the example of the princely courts. Queen Victoria wore mourning after the death of her husband Prince Albert in 1861 until the end of her life, and in Vienna, too, there was a "court mourning announcement" after the suicide of Crown Prince Rudolf in 1889. The jewellery worn was mainly black, made of jet, enamel, iron and pearls, which have always been symbols of shed tears. Cf. for example Brigitte Marquardt: Schmuck des Realismus und Historismus, Munich 1998, p. 32 f.
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Antique Lapel Pin With Enamel Painting After Raphael, Around 1890
A guardian angel
€ 790.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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