We have similar Nouveau and Cameo items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Age Circa : Art Nouveau C. Markings: "Limoges" and unidentified maker's mark "T" inside a circle on the back of the porcelain, tested, guaranteed.Gram Weight : 21.5 grams. Metal Type: 14k yellow and rose gold filled over base metal. Pin/Brooch Style: Brooch, lapel pin, hat pin, s carf pin, tie pin. Closure Type: Pin stem with a trombone clasp. If desired, your local jeweler can add a bale to this piece so it can be worn as a pendant.
Handmade during the Art Nouveau era in the Etruscan Revival style in Limoges, France. Cameos were popular souvenirs of the Grand Tour, a trip around Europe frequently taken by upper-class Europeans during this period. The brooch is composed of 14k yellow and rose gold filled over base metal. In the center of the pendant rests an oval cream-colored porcelain stone, carved in high relief to create the cameo of a woman in classical Greco-Roman style.The woman is shown with her face in profile and her hair is in a curled updo with tendrils elegantly falling to her neck. Deep blue opaque enamel was applied by hand to the porcelain surrounding the cameo, emphasizing the carving. This cameo rests in a bezel setting surrounded by a smaller oval frame. A pin stem with a trombone clasp allows this piece to be worn on a variety of clothing or accessories, including hats, scarves, and lapels. The stone is slightly loose in its setting, an intentional design choice on the part of the jeweler to prevent damage while setting the stone; however, the stone is completely secure and this does not affect wear.
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 standard 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. Etruscan Revival jewelry was first popularized during the early 1800s when an Etruscan tomb was discovered just outside of Rome. Upon its discovery, jewelers worked to imitate and understand the metalworking techniques with which the jewelry was made. Not only was Etruscan jewelry a luxurious addition to the Victorian styles of the day.
But it introduced new ideas and decorations. These Etruscan tombs contained jewelry adorned with long and flowing geometric lines and motifs, mythological imagery and scenery, and celestial elements. The techniques of repoussé, filigree, and granulation are all attributed to the Etruscans.The Grand Tour was a popular vacation during the Georgian and Victorian eras. This vacation was generally between two and four years long, and it allowed wealthy people the opportunity to study different cultures, architecture, and art. A cameo is an image that has been carved in raised relief by cutting away the background of different materials to create a contrast in height and color. The earliest examples of cameos date back to the 3rd century BC. In antiquity, this was achieved by carving into a single piece of banded agate to reveal the layers of colors, but now it is much more common that cameos are made of two different materials.
The most common form of fine jewelry cameo is created by layering a carved white shell on top of a stone of contrasting color with a flat plane. Cameos usually depict a beautiful or famous person in profile, or a mythological figure.
The Romans were true artisans when it came to creating these pieces, so there are many Roman cultural influences found in cameos, even to this day. These are true miniature art works. Porcelain is a ceramic material that is very suitable for creating beautiful tableware and jewelry.
It is a hard, heat resistant, opaque ceramic, which makes it a wonderfully tough decorative material. In jewelry the porcelain pieces were/are painted and glazed and set in brooches, earrings and necklaces.
It can be glazed for a lovely shine, or left unglazed for a more earthy, natural look. Unglazed porcelain is called biscuit porcelain, which was popularized by Wedgwood, the British ceramic company.
Porcelain served as a popular "canvas" for miniature portrait painting in the 19th century. The item "Antique Vintage Nouveau 14k Gold Filled GF French Limoges Cameo Pin Brooch 21.5g" is in sale since Saturday, December 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.