1001 Nights

Romantic Vintage Diamond Moon Brooch, USA c. 1980


€ 980.00 *
Content 1 piece
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Romantic Vintage Diamond Moon Brooch, USA c. 1980
Romantic Vintage Diamond Moon Brooch, USA c. 1980
Description
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In the late 19th century, especially in the years around 1890, photographs, drawings, but also paintings with the motif of the crescent moon can be found again and again. For example, the so-called "Paper Moon", a crescent moon cut out of cardboard or wood, was a popular prop for traveling photography studios. Most people at that time did not own a camera and had themselves photographed at fairs, often sitting on the crescent moon. Some of these photographs have survived to this day and are considered coveted collector's items. It is therefore a longing that lies in the symbol of the moon and that is charged with various meanings. For the moon stands both for the actually unreachable distance of our earth's satellite and symbolically for the seductive vastness of the Orient. In contrast to the centuries before - in the 18th century the Turks still stood as feared enemies in front of Vienna - the Ottoman Empire was no longer seen as a threat, but as a desirable, foreign and exotic counterpart. People longed for the adventurous and exotic faraway place, often as an escape from the constraints of life in the present. Jewelelry pieces like this moon brooch are children of this fashion. Five diamonds in a modern brilliant cut set the openwork face of the brooch in 14-karat light reddish gold. The hallmarks on the back of the brooch let us locate it in the USA and we think that the jewellery was created in the years around 1980. The luxurious moon is wonderfully preserved and came to us from southern Germany. A magnificent piece of jewellery with many beautiful details - a moon like from the Arabian Nights.
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Romantic Vintage Diamond Moon Brooch, USA c. 1980
1001 Nights
€ 980.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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