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Antique Coral Brooch From the Historicism, Around 1885


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Antique Coral Brooch From the Historicism, Around 1885
Antique Coral Brooch From the Historicism, Around 1885
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Coral jewellery was created in Italy in the 19th century especially for the travellers on a Grand Tour. This so-called cavalier tour, which was intended to perfect the education of travellers, led to the ancient monuments, to the art collections of Rome and Naples, and always the early tourists brought back from their trip across the Alps small souvenirs that would tell of the experiences of the Italian journey. Here we have a charming handmade brooch that gathers eleven salmon red corals from the Mediterranean Sea. The corals form a flower framed by two leaves. Cut into beautiful buttons, the corals have a wonderfully intense glow, evoking the vibrant colours of the south. The corals are set in gold-plated tombac and have become the brooch, which shows the formal language of historicism with its spiral tendrils. Four small natural pearls enrich the design, creating a beautiful wearable object. The brooch was probably created in the 1880s in Pforzheim, where the major jewellery manufactures produced corresponding pieces. Ornaments such as the arches used here on the outer sides are often found in the repertoire of the Benckiser company.
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The coral has been considered a good luck charm since ancient times. From the 17th century, for example, is handed down from Venice, the coral "Portati dovunque l'huomo sia, ò in casa, ò in nave, scaccia le cattive ombre de gli spiriti, sogni, fulmini, venti, e tempeste e gli diffende da ogni assalto di fiere." - "Wherever man goes, whether he is at home or traveling by ship - the coral drives away the evil shadows of the spirits, bad dreams, lightning, winds and thunderstorms, and protects from every adversity." (Isabella Palumbo Fossati Casa: Intérieurs vénitiens à la Renaissance. Maisons, société et culture, Paris 2012, p. 276). In Naples, people still use amulets made of coral to protect themselves against misfortune.
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Antique Coral Brooch From the Historicism, Around 1885
Sea Blossom
€ 369.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €369.00 / piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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