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Large Foam Gold Brooch Of The Biedermeier Period, Around 1845


€ 329.00 *
Content 1 piece
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Large Foam Gold Brooch Of The Biedermeier Period, Around 1845
Large Foam Gold Brooch Of The Biedermeier Period, Around 1845
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This magnificent brooch of the late Biedermeier period shines in the warm glow of brilliant gold. A large leaf forms the center of the design. It rests on a bold sweep of gold that unfolds behind it like a fan or a wavy swath of fabric. A gentle play of light is created between the finely reliefed sections of the leaf's surface and the large, polished surfaces to the right and left. Designs like this are quite typical of the years just before 1850. On the one hand, we find elements that are quite naturalistic, such as the depiction of plants and fabrics. This is a trend that will fully define the 1860s. The overall form, however, defies any closeness to nature. The voluminous design is not modeled on any actual object, but is a purely decorative form. The brooch, which found its way to us from Minden, is a wonderful piece that both enriches any collection of antique jewellery and is still wearable today.
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Biedermeier, the era after the Congress of Vienna, with its strong focus on the family, the domestic, produced a great variety of jewelry designs. Especially pieces of jewelry made of so-called foam gold were popular gifts and pledge of human affection. At a time when gold was very expensive, this now forgotten technique involved beating wafer-thin sheets of gold over steel models into voluminous shapes. Often filled with a resin to keep the gold stable, the result was jewelry that was both large and impressive.
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Large Foam Gold Brooch Of The Biedermeier Period, Around 1845
Golden leaf
€ 329.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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