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This exquisite brooch-pendant from circa 1890, a harmonious blend of Late-Victorian and Belle Époque styles, hails from France. It features two tones of precious metal, predominantly 18K yellow gold with white gold or platinum highlights. At its heart lies an old brilliant cut diamond of approximately 0.10 carats, encircled by 16 rose cut diamonds and senailles, complemented by a delicate seed pearl. Drawing inspiration from Mother Nature, this jewel captures the era's fascination with natural motifs and the luxurious elegance of the times, reflecting the splendour and opulence of the Beautiful Era.
Antique jewelry object group: combined brooch-pendant
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: France
Style: something between the Late-Victorian and Belle Epoque style - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration.
Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament.
And the Belle Époque style (Belle Époque is French for "Beautiful Era") was a period in European social history that began during the late 19th century and lasted until World War I. Occurring during the time of the French Third Republic and the German Empire, the "Belle Époque" was named in retrospect, when it began to be considered a "golden age" the major powers of Europe, new technologies improved lives and the commercial arts adapted Renaissance and eighteenth-century styles to modern forms. In the newly rich United States, emerging from the Panic of 1873, the comparable epoch was dubbed the Gilded Age. In the United Kingdom, this epoch overlaps the end of what is called the Victorian Era there and the period named the Edwardian Era.
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Style specifics: The Belle Époque (French for "Beautiful Era") was a period in European social history that began during the late 19th century from the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871) and lasted until World War I (1914-18).
Occurring during the time of the French Third Republic and the German Empire, the "Belle Époque" was named in retrospect, when it began to be considered a "golden age" the major powers of Europe, new technologies improved lives and the commercial arts adapted Renaissance and eighteenth-century styles to modern forms.
In the newly rich United States, emerging from the Panic of 1873, the comparable epoch was dubbed the Gilded Age. In the United Kingdom, this epoch overlaps the end of what is called the Victorian Era there and the period named the Edwardian Era.
In the Belle Époque cheap coal and cheap labour contributed to the cult of the orchid and made possible the perfection of fruits grown under glass, as the apparatus of state dinners extended to the upper classes; champagne was perfected during the Belle Époque. Exotic feathers and furs were more prominently featured in fashion than ever before, as haute couture was invented in Paris, the centre of the Belle Époque, where fashion began to move in a yearly cycle; in Paris restaurants such as Maxim's achieved a new splendour and cachet as places for the rich to parade, and the Opéra Garnier devoted enormous spaces to staircases as similar show places.
After mid-century, railways linked all the major cities of Europe to spa towns like Biarritz and Deauville; their carriages were rigorously divided into first-class and second-class, but the super-rich now began to commission private railway coaches, as exclusivity was a hallmark of opulent luxury. Bohemian lifestyles gained a different glamour, pursued in the cabarets of Montmartre.
Period: ca. 1890
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Source of inspiration: Mother Nature
Material: Two tones of precious metal, the main part being 18K yellow gold and the white parts are either white gold or platinum.
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Diamond(s): One old brilliant cut diamond with an estimated weight of ± 0.10ct. (colour and clarity: J/K, si/).
16 rose cut diamonds and senailles . A senaille is a simplified rose cut diamond, a small diamond chip with perhaps a few polished facets. We do not have the weight of the rose cuts diamonds nor the senailles which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cut diamonds and senailles.
- All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Total diamond weight: approx. 0.10 crt. (without the rose cut diamonds)
Precious stones: One seed pearl
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and pearl for June.
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Hallmarks: The French control mark for 18K gold representing an eagle's head that was in use in France from about 1838.
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Dimensions: width 3,80 cm (1,50 inch) x height 4,54 cm (1,79 inch)
Weight: 7,20 gram (4,63 dwt)
Reference Nº: 16333-0225
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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