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Amusing typical Fifties gold animal brooch enameled tiger with diamond eyes

Antique jewelry object group
brooch

Condition
very good condition
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Style
Vintage Fifties (of the twentieth century)
See also: Fifties (of the twentieth century)
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Style specifics
This type of jewelry is very specific for the fifties of the twentieth century. All sorts of animals were used as source of inspiration for the goldsmiths. Made in gold and decorated with enamel and precious stones, the result of their labour most of the times well-made, clever and cute.

Period
ca. 1950
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.

Source of inspiration
Mother Nature

Theme
tiger

Material
18K yellow gold (touchstone tested)
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Technique
Enamelling is an old and widely-adopted technology. The ancient Egyptians applied enamels to pottery and stone objects. The ancient Greeks, Celts, Russians, and Chinese also used enameling processes on metal objects. Enamel is the colorful result of fusing powdered glass to a substrate by firing, usually between 750 and 850 degrees Celsius. The powder melts and flows and hardens to a smooth, durable vitreous coating on metal, glass or ceramic. According to some sources, the word enamel comes from the High German word smelzan (to smelt) via the Old French esmail. Used as a noun, "an enamel" is a usually small decorative object, coated with enamel coating, such as a champlevé or a cloisonné (different techniques).

Diamonds
Four single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with an estimated weight of 0.06ct colour and clarity F/H, vs/si
All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
All diamonds we offer are screened by the I.J.G.C. for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.

Birthstones
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks
"750" indicating 18K gold
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Dimensions
height 5,46 cm (2,15 inch)
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Weight
25,80 gram (16,59 dwt)

Adin Reference Nº
22080-0202

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