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Rare Biedermeier Demi-Parure with Emerald Paste, Germany around 1850


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Rare Biedermeier Demi-Parure with Emerald Paste, Germany around 1850
Rare Biedermeier Demi-Parure with Emerald Paste, Germany around 1850
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The catalog of the London World's Fair of 1851 devoted three entire pages to the jewellery products of German jewelers - because the designs brought a new sense of form to the world of jewelry. They showed bangles, brooches, and earrings that were unusually naturalistic in design, in the form of twisting branches and leaves (see our illustration from the "Official descriptive and illustrated catalogue" of the Great Exhibition 1851, vol. III, plate 153). This style of jewelry, which was presented to the world in London, was widespread throughout Germany - or the area we know today as Germany, because at that time the German states were not yet united. Their world was rather in political upheaval, the advancing industrialization did the rest. In contrast to the unsteady social and political life, people therefore turned to nature with enthusiasm: a new naturalism shaped jewelry art, painting, and literature. At the same time, the bourgeoisie became financially stronger and could now purchase select pieces of jewelry according to the new fashion. A must was the demi-parure, with which one was dressed for almost every occasion. The present demi-parure is a typical example of a naturalistic, middle-class jewellery of the mid-19th century. It is a set of brooch and earrings, preserved in its original case. Richly textured intertwined branches form the basic shape of the designs. A flower glows on each piece, composed of green glass pastes and imitation pearls. Each emerald green paste has been hand cut in emerald cut. The metal from which the pieces are made, probably tombac, was first silver plated and then gold plated so that the jewelry shines extra bright. Similar designs for German demi-parures of the time around 1850 are illustrated in Brigitte Marquardt: Schmuck. Realismus und Historismus 1850-1895, Munich 1998, p. 62.
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Rare Biedermeier Demi-Parure with Emerald Paste, Germany around 1850
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€ 2,490.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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