Rare Aesthetic Movement Hand Etched Silver and Gold Brooch c1890s

The Aesthetic Movement flourished in America and England from around 1868-1901. Strongly influenced by Japanese art, the Movement used asymmetrical yet fluid lines, natural motifs - flowers, birds, gingko leaves and scenes of water life - all delicately rendered in mixed metal combinations of silver, gold, and copper.

This is a superbly designed Victorian sterling silver and gold overlay brooch in a very unusual asymmetrical shape, composed of three different shapes overlapping each other. The curved fan shape has a hand etched design overlaid with green gold of a crane in a water landscape. Below is a rectangle, decorated with an ornamental quilting pattern and a rose gold butterfly by water rushes. Then a circle etched with an eight pointed star. The back of the brooch may have had a glass locket cover, but perhaps not. Unmarked as many pieces of this era are, it has been tested to be silver with 9ct colored gold. Dimensions are just over 1 1/2 inches across and 1 3/8 inches high. The piece weighs 6.1 grams. In fine antique condition, the original c-clasp is secure, the pin is steel.

This is a rare and superb example of the art of the Aesthetic Movement, beautifully crafted and strikingly modern.

Item ID: AJ-349


* Please note that any boxes shown in the images are for display only and are not included with the item *

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver / Gold, Size: 1.5 x 1.375

Rare Aesthetic Movement Hand Etched Silver and Gold Brooch c1890s

Rare Aesthetic Movement Hand Etched Silver and Gold Brooch c1890s
Rare Aesthetic Movement Hand Etched Silver and Gold Brooch c1890s
Rare Aesthetic Movement Hand Etched Silver and Gold Brooch c1890s
Rare Aesthetic Movement Hand Etched Silver and Gold Brooch c1890s
Rare Aesthetic Movement Hand Etched Silver and Gold Brooch c1890s
Rare Aesthetic Movement Hand Etched Silver and Gold Brooch c1890s

The Aesthetic Movement flourished in America and England from around 1868-1901. Strongly influenced by Japanese art, the Movement used asymmetrical yet fluid lines, natural motifs - flowers, birds, gingko leaves and scenes of water life - all delicately rendered in mixed metal combinations of silver, gold, and copper.

This is a superbly designed Victorian sterling silver and gold overlay brooch in a very unusual asymmetrical shape, composed of three different shapes overlapping each other. The curved fan shape has a hand etched design overlaid with green gold of a crane in a water landscape. Below is a rectangle, decorated with an ornamental quilting pattern and a rose gold butterfly by water rushes. Then a circle etched with an eight pointed star. The back of the brooch may have had a glass locket cover, but perhaps not. Unmarked as many pieces of this era are, it has been tested to be silver with 9ct colored gold. Dimensions are just over 1 1/2 inches across and 1 3/8 inches high. The piece weighs 6.1 grams. In fine antique condition, the original c-clasp is secure, the pin is steel.

This is a rare and superb example of the art of the Aesthetic Movement, beautifully crafted and strikingly modern.

Item ID: AJ-349


* Please note that any boxes shown in the images are for display only and are not included with the item *

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver / Gold, Size: 1.5 x 1.375

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