Antique Vintage Art Nouveau Sterling 800 Silver Italian Lapis Lazuli Pin Brooch

Antique Vintage Art Nouveau Sterling 800 Silver Italian Lapis Lazuli Pin Brooch
Antique Vintage Art Nouveau Sterling 800 Silver Italian Lapis Lazuli Pin Brooch
Antique Vintage Art Nouveau Sterling 800 Silver Italian Lapis Lazuli Pin Brooch
Antique Vintage Art Nouveau Sterling 800 Silver Italian Lapis Lazuli Pin Brooch
Antique Vintage Art Nouveau Sterling 800 Silver Italian Lapis Lazuli Pin Brooch

Antique Vintage Art Nouveau Sterling 800 Silver Italian Lapis Lazuli Pin Brooch
We have similar Lapis Lazuli items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Age Circa: Art Nouveau C. Markings: Marked "800" and "ITALY" on the back of the brooch, Tested, and Guaranteed. Main Stone Measurements/Color: Measures 9.8 mm long by 14.6 mm wide, Opaque deep blue hue with inclusions of lighter and darker blues within. Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Oval Cabochon Cut. Item Measurements: The pin brooch measures 0.94" long by 1.61" wide. Pin/Brooch Style: Brooch, Scarf Pin, Lapel Pin, Hat Pin, Tie Clip. Closure Type: Pin Stem With Open "C" Clasp. Convertible to Pendant: If desired, your local jeweler can add a bale to this piece so it can be worn as a pendant. Notable Features: This pin brooch was handmade during the Art Nouveau era. The Art Nouveau era took place towards the end of the 1800s and beginning of the 1900s. The Art Nouveau era was characterized by several different movements that took place or began during this era.

For instance, the Aesthetic period would have been culminating towards the end of the nineteenth century, though its influence on Art Nouveau is clear as the two styles both share a passion for light and airy pieces that focus on the intrinsic beauty of the piece rather than overwhelming it with jewels. The Art Nouveau era would have also been influenced by the Jugendstil movement, which was occurring at the same in Germany, both being stylistically driven by the natural world.

Finally, the Arts and Crafts movement arose out of the same sentiment as the Art Nouveau era as they both represented a desire to turn away from the industrial and urban and return to the peace of days before, which is represented in the presence of pastoral scenes and earth tones in their respective pieces of jewelry. This brooch was most likely picked up while the original owner of this brooch was on their Grand Tour.

The Grand Tour was a popular vacation during the Art Nouveau era during which the wealthy would travel the world, collecting jewelry and other items to remind them of their travels. This Italian pin brooch features an oval cabochon cut lapis lazuli stone. This stone is a lovely opaque deep blue hue which is stunning against the. 800 sterling silver bezel holding it in place. 800 sterling silver bezel are twisted bars of sterling silver in a swirl motif.

The many twists in the silver allow more angles upon which light can catch and reflect, adding to the sparkle of this piece. This brooch is large enough it could be used on one's lapel, coat collar, coat pocket, or cuff.

It could be multi-purpose and used as a pendant or as a decoration on a purse. Such beautiful statement pieces like these don't appear often. Don't miss your chance to own this incredible piece of history. The sterling is fairly tarnished, which adds character to the item. The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period. This era focused on women, and the beauty of nature and the pieces were often large. Enamel was a standard material used in Art Nouveau jewelry as the period was more about the importance of the design over the materials used to create it.

The Art Nouveau period happened before the start of the first World War, when mass manufacturing took over the production of many products, including some jewelry. The Grand Tour was a popular vacation during the Georgian and Victorian eras.

This vacation was generally between two and four years long, and it allowed wealthy people the opportunity to study different cultures, architecture, and art. Historians believe the link between humans and lapis lazuli stretches back more than 6,500 years. The gem was treasured by the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Greece, and Rome. They valued it for its vivid, exquisite color, and prized it as much as they prized other blue gems like sapphire and turquoise. At the end of the middle ages, lapis was ground up and used as the ultramarine pigment found in painting.

The item "Antique Vintage Art Nouveau Sterling 800 Silver Italian Lapis Lazuli Pin Brooch" is in sale since Saturday, January 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.

This item can be shipped worldwide.
Antique Vintage Art Nouveau Sterling 800 Silver Italian Lapis Lazuli Pin Brooch