Briar Rose

Delicate Necklace with Natural Pearls in High Carat Gold, Paris circa 1910


€ 1,490.00 *
Content 1 piece
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Description
"Only the legend still told that behind the hedge stood a beautiful castle and that in the castle slept a beautiful princess, and this princess was called Briar Rose after the thorn hedge that protected her sleep." - So says Charles Perrault's fairy tale La belle au bois dormant, The Sleeping Beauty in the Forest, from 1697. More than a hundred years later, the Brothers Grimm would include it in their Children's and Household Tales, published in 1812, based on an oral account by Marie Hassenpflug. Created in Perrault's native France and then coming to us in Germany, this delicate necklace also makes roses the subject of its design. It shows as a showpiece a composition of three lightly sculpted rose garlands, between which center small bows and festoons swing. Small natural pearls are strung on the delicate chains that connect the festoons. Necklaces of this type are also called "collier draperie" in France; they were a great fashion at the beginning of the 20th century. The necklace bears French marks and was made in the years around 1910.
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Briar Rose
€ 1,490.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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