Antique Art Nouveau Silver Austrian Hungarian Bar Brooch Sycamore Seeds with Natural Opals, 1900sAntique Art Nouveau Silver Austrian Hungarian Bar Brooch Sycamore Seeds with Natural Opals, 1900sAntique Art Nouveau Silver Austrian Hungarian Bar Brooch Sycamore Seeds with Natural Opals, 1900sAntique Art Nouveau Silver Austrian Hungarian Bar Brooch Sycamore Seeds with Natural Opals, 1900sAntique Art Nouveau Silver Austrian Hungarian Bar Brooch Sycamore Seeds with Natural Opals, 1900sAntique Art Nouveau Silver Austrian Hungarian Bar Brooch Sycamore Seeds with Natural Opals, 1900sAntique Art Nouveau Silver Austrian Hungarian Bar Brooch Sycamore Seeds with Natural Opals, 1900sAntique Art Nouveau Silver Austrian Hungarian Bar Brooch Sycamore Seeds with Natural Opals, 1900sAntique Art Nouveau Silver Austrian Hungarian Bar Brooch Sycamore Seeds with Natural Opals, 1900s

Antique jewelry object group: bar brooch

Condition: very good condition

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Country of origin: Austria-Hungaria

Style: Art Nouveau (also called Jugendstil)
- Art Nouveau (French for New Style) is an international movement and style of art, architecture and applied art - especially the decorative arts - that peaked in popularity at the turn of the 20th century (1890–1905).

The name "Art Nouveau" is French for "new art". It is also known as Jugendstil, German for "youth style", named after the magazine Jugend, which promoted it, and in Italy, Stile Liberty from the department store in London, Liberty & Co., which popularised the style, and in Holland as “Sla-olie-stijl”, Dutch for “salad oil style” after a advertisement poster for this product that was made in that style.

A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it is characterized by organic, especially floral and other plant-inspired motifs, as well as highly stylized, flowing curvilinear forms. Art Nouveau is an approach to design according to which artists should work on everything from architecture to furniture, making art part of everyday life. Although Art Nouveau fell out of favour with the arrival of 20th-century modernist styles, it is seen today as an important bridge between the historicism of Neoclassicism and modernism.

Style specifics: Art Nouveau
- Although Art Nouveau took on distinctly localised tendencies as its geographic spread increase some general characteristics are indicative of the form. A description published in Pan magazine of Hermann Obrist's wall-hanging Cyclamen (1894) described it as "sudden violent curves generated by the crack of a whip", which became well known during the early spread of Art Nouveau.

Period: ca. 1900

Source of inspiration: flower symbolism

Theme: sycamore seed (helicopter seed)

Material: Silver (touchstone tested)

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).

Precious stones: Two cabochon cut opals.

Birthstones: Opal is the birthstone (or month stone) for October.

Hallmarks: Austrian Hungarian hallmark for Vienna and an illegible master mark

Dimensions: width 8,66 cm (3,41 inch) - See picture with a ruler in cm and inches

Weight: 13,90 gram (8,94 dwt)

Adin Reference Nº: 19336-0116

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ITEM ID
19336-0116
STYLE
Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, Wedding & Bridal
MATERIAL
Metal, Silver, Enamel
COLOR
Blue, Clear, Colorless, Cream, Green, Silver, Yellow
TYPE
Artisan, Costume, Estate, Fine
STONE
Opal
ITEM TYPE
Antique
ITEM SIZE
Dimensions: width 8,66 cm (3,41 inch) - See picture with a ruler in cm and inches

Antique Art Nouveau Silver Austrian Hungarian Bar Brooch Sycamore Seeds with Natural Opals, 1900s

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