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Art Deco brooch with pearl & diamonds, Germany circa 1930

A charming sight is offered by this brooch, whose frosty sparkle takes us back to the years around 1930. The years between the wars, the Art Deco years, were a wild time. The people of Europe and the USA were confronted with numerous drastic innovations: Electric light became fully established, film created its stars and starlets, who were admired across national borders. The automobile took possession of the city and architecture grew sky-high all at once. While on a social and political level the tensions grew stronger and stronger and pushed up from the depths, the surface in film, magazines and on the boulevards of the capitals - still - shone in a glittering, seductive way: When at night the movie palaces, the department stores and restaurants were brightly lit, the headlights of the cars brought speed and movement into the cities - then man and woman could imagine themselves in a new, better and modern world. The brooch, which is presented here, shines in the material composition of noble platinum, white gold and a multitude of glittering diamonds, which was typical for the Art Deco period. The jewel is presented as a transversely mounted, openworked bar, a classic jewel form of the era. Its flared centre presents an early cultured pearl with a wonderful lustre. Delicate sawwork in the form of stylized foliage divides the surface of the brooch, which is set with rose-cut diamonds. Four old-cut diamonds are additionally set between the ornaments, individually set in delicate settings to create additional highlights. Fine mille handles take away the heaviness of the design and dissolve the form a shimmering play of light reflections. The brooch has been best preserved in an old case of a Charlottenburg jeweller.

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