In platinum and white gold (circa 18K), art nouveau, dating from around 1915, brooch element in 18K white gold mounted later. Set with 78 old-cut and rose-cut diamonds, total carat weight circa 1.3, and 9 most likely natural orient pearls, handmade.
Hand engraving Pt for Platinum
Size and Weight
9 most likely natural orient pearls, diameter 5-6 mm. Anchor chain in platinum, length 42 cm, demountable. Weight including chain 18.3 g. Diameter 62 x 40 mm
Accompanied by a Lohri certificate.
(1880 to 1910)
Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) was an attempt to respond to the human desire for beauty and security in times of soulless mechanization. Even though this era only existed for a brief moment, it had a lasting impact on the world of jewellery. Soft colours and flowing, organic designs such as blossoms, leaves, insects and beetles define the Art Nouveau pieces. The transience of life is captured by depicting, for instance, the sprouting, blossoming and withering of plants. The phantom and mythological worlds are also portrayed, leaving the beholder of these pieces with a melancholic feeling about the transience of earthly things.