We have similar Pietra Dura and Art Nouveau items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Age Circa : Art Nouveau C. Gram Weight : 8.9 grams. Metal Type: 14k gold filled over base metal.
Main Stone: Onyx pietra dura micro mosaic. Color: opaque black, white, cream, rose pink, green, and brown hues. 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: Polished pietra dura micro mosaic. Brooch, lapel pin, hat pin, scarf pin, tie pin. Closure Type: Pin stem with an 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. Handmade during the Art Nouveau era. Composed of 14k gold filled over base metal. Features a pietra dura micro mosaic made out of onyx stones which depicts two flowers and leaves on a black background. The onyx stones feature brightly colored hues, with the flowers being lighter and darker shades of rose pink, and the leaves showcasing light and darker shades of green. Completed with a pin stem and open "c" clasp, allowing it to be worn on a variety of accessories including hats, scarves, and lapels, among many others. There is minor wear to the gold filled over base metal, exposing the base metal underneath in some areas. There is also minor scratches to the face of the micro mosaic.
The price 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.
Gold filled jewelry consists of an outer solid gold layer over a metal base, and 5% of its weight should be derived from gold. This solid layer of gold is laid over a base of sterling silver or some other kind of metal to produce a high-quality gold look.
Pietra dura, Italian for hard stone, is a mosaic inlay technique which uses polished and cut stones to create an image, which is often highly detailed. The highest quality pietra dura pieces resemble paintings. This method first appeared in Rome during the 16th century and fine-tuned during the Renaissance period by the famous Medici family. The stones are first assembled, loose, and then meticulously glued one-by-one to a surface to create an image.
Artists often used colored stones, marble, semi-precious and precious stones, and even petrified wood. Onyx is a chalcedony quartz gemstone that is found all over the world. It usually has a fine texture and black color; however, some onyx also displays colored bands or ribbons against a black or brown background. Red onyx is quite rare and desirable and is also known as sardonyx. Onyx that has a deep green shade is known as Brazilian green onyx and is very rare.It became a popular stone for sculpture and jewelry in the 1920s and 1930s. The name comes from the Greek word onyx which means nail of a finger or claw. The word onyx comes from the Greek word which can be translated as nail of a finger or claw. In Greco-Roman myth, the goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, lay sleeping when Eros cut her fingernails and left the clippings scattered on the ground. Because no part of a heavenly body can die, the gods turned them into stone which later became known as onyx. The item "Antique Vintage Nouveau Gold Filled GF Onyx Pietra Dura Floral Pin Brooch 8.9g" is in sale since Saturday, October 31, 2020.
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.