Poetry of Lightness

Elegant Art Nouveau Brooch with Diamonds in Gold & Platinum, circa 1910


€ 890.00 *
Content 1 piece
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Elegant Art Nouveau Brooch with Diamonds in Gold & Platinum, circa 1910
Elegant Art Nouveau Brooch with Diamonds in Gold & Platinum, circa 1910
Description
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The quality brooch presented here captivates with its stylized natural form and the elegance of its luxurious materials. We see a branch with gracefully curved leaves, from which a fruit or inflorescence seems to grow. Two old-cut diamonds are set as the endpoints of the delicate tendrils. Smaller diamonds in the sweeps add further sparkle to the brooch. In total, there are about 0.45 carats of diamonds set. The swaying lines of the brooch form a calligraphic shape whose energetic dynamism seems almost animated. The brooch is made up of delicate gold bars that are covered with light platinum on the outside. These bars, which are wafer-thin in places when viewed from the front, but maintain their stability in depth, are also known as "knife wires". They are a typical design feature in jewellery of the time and allowed visually more delicate, lighter designs than ever before. This enchanting brooch combines many elements typical of the Art Nouveau style of the first years after the turn of the century: We see a wonderfully rhythmic lines, playful asymmetry and stylized natural forms. The piece was created in the years around 1910. For comparison, we reproduce a page from the 1913/14 season catalog of the Baden court supplier F. Todt from Pforzheim, in which very similar designs can be found. With the end of the Empire, this formal language then disappears and makes way for the modernity of Art Deco.
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Starting in France, Art Nouveau quickly spread throughout Europe, forming its own specific form in each country. Initially more floral and oriented to natural forms, in Germany from the years around 1905 he goes more graphic ways and is determined by more rigorous lines.
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Elegant Art Nouveau Brooch with Diamonds in Gold & Platinum, circa 1910
Poetry of Lightness
€ 890.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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