Wanderlust

Wanderlust

Enamel brooch with beautiful landscape motif, classicism, Switzerland around 1840

CHF 900,00 (Incl. VAT)

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Wanderlust

Enamel brooch with beautiful landscape motif, classicism, Switzerland around 1840

CHF 900,00 (Incl. VAT)

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Material

In circa 18K yellow gold, decoratively and finely crafted landscape image, Geneva enamel, Switzerland, dating from around 1840, brooch element mounted later, needle in metal, handmade.

Mark

No mark

Size and Weight

Dimensions 36.4 x 33.3 mm incl. metal needle, weight 6 g

Condition

Average quality
Fair – good

Additional Features

Accompanied by a Lohri certificate

Reference-Number

EFABO144

Classicism

(1750 to 1830)

Inspired by antiquity

Like the name suggests, this era of art history follows the classical role models from ancient times. In line with this, the pieces of jewellery are elegant and characterized by linear and distinct shapes. High-quality, finely crafted brooches and lockets set with cameo, ivory and enamel are frequently found. The longing for classic beauty is reflected in these unique historical pieces that often display Greek key patterns, waveband motifs or leaf ornamentation. Some very valuable jewels set with diamonds rubies, pearls, emeralds or sapphires exist from this period and are sought after and highly paid for by collectors today.

 

 

 

Biedermeier

(1815­­­­­­ to 1848)

Love and Friendship

Jewellery from the Biedermeier era takes its bearings in naturalistic and personal themes. It is during this period that the idolization of friendship becomes widespread and rings can be found bearing symbols and inscriptions that immortalize such relationships. At the same time, mourning jewellery as a form of remembrance becomes popular. Because this era takes place at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, precious metals are very scarce, hence, cut steel and iron jewellery are produced. In addition, small and affordable precious stones and materials such as turquoise, amethyst, topaz, citrine, garnet, horn and coral are frequently used. Specific types of jewellery, such as jewellery made of hair or souvenir jewellery, are strongly associated with this era.

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