Material: Taille d'Epargne Enamel, Period Correct Photo, Glass Panel. Main Stone Carat Weight/Color: The pearls graduate from 0.4 mm in diameter to 1 mm in diameter, Lustrous silver hue. 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: Naturally Rounded and Polished Pearls.Item Measurements: The pendant measures 1.75" in length including the bale and 0.85" wide. Each frame, into which a photo could be placed, measures 0.79" long by 0.53" wide. Pendant Type: Drop/Dangle Locket Pendant. This necklace pendant 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 lovely pendant is a locket, with a stunning total of 6 panes.
Four of the six panes have a glass covering to ensure that the precious memento that is held in place in each pane will stay secure. One of the panes features a period correct photo of a woman in sepia tones, which adds to the overall effect of the item.
In the face of the locket there are a multitude of lustrous silver seed pearls inlaid into the face of the locket, adorning the swirling natural motif of the item. This gorgeous item features a detailed and ornate swirl motif adorning the back of the pendant, and the front of the locket is adorned with foliate and floral motifs. The face of the locket is adorned with taille d'epargne enamel, which was popular in Art Nouveau era jewelry. Taille d'epargne enamel was used to decorate both wedding and memento mori jewelry, and is a gorgeous black hue. The warm yellow tones of the gold are stunning in contrast with the cool black hues of the enamel.
This lovely pendant is composed of 14k yellow gold. The many panes within the locket allows it to hold a great deal of precious mementos, as well as the photo that is currently within it. This pendant can be worn on its own as a statement piece or paired with other items of jewelry and is not soon to be forgotten. It is truly a work of art which would make a wonderful gift or superb addition to any jewelry or antique collection. This gorgeous pendant is one of a kind and is not soon to be forgotten.Don't miss your opportunity to preserve this incredible piece of history. This item is slightly patinaed and worn in both the high and low relief portions, which is to be expected of an item this age. The first pane, which holds the photo in the locket, can still pull out as is but may need to be repaired in order to be worn properly, as the hinge is broken. Some of the glass panes are slightly loose, and will need to be handles carefully. 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 common 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. Chasing is a metalworking technique that uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns onto a metal surface. This process creates a design that is sunk into the front of the surface using indentations, grooves, and channels.Chasing is thousands of years old and was a very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today. Enameling originally dates all the way back to the ancient Persians of Meenakari. The technique involves bonding powdered glass to a base, usually gold, by firing (heating and melting the glass onto the metal). The glass hardens to form a layer of pigment over the metal. Enamel is made of colored powdered glass or may include clear powdered glass that is mixed with colorful metallic pigments. It was used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Celts; and later the Chinese and Georgians. It resurged in popularity in the 20th century.
It is primarily used on decorative art or jewelry, usually small in size. Besides jewelry, enamel can also be applied to glass, ceramic, stone, and various other materials.Taille dEpargne, sometimes called black enamel tracery, is a variation of enameling where lines are engraved directly into the metal to form a design. These lines are then filled with opaque enamel, usually black, to emphasize the engraving. This technique was often used to decorate bracelets, watch cases, chatelaines, and mourning jewelry. This method of enameling was popular through the mid-1850s. The item "Antique Vintage Nouveau 14k Gold Taille d'Epargne Pearl Six Panel Locket Pendant" is in sale since Sunday, September 15, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
This item can be shipped worldwide.