We have similar Art Nouveau and Porcelain items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A.
Age Circa : Art Nouveau C. Markings: "Limoges France" on the back of the brooch, tested, and guaranteed. Gram Weight : 12.5 grams. Item Measurements: The brooch measures 1.72" in diameter and 0.40" in depth.
Pin/Brooch Style: Brooch, lapel pin, hat pin, scarf pin, tie pin. Closure Type: Pin Stem with a locking "c" clasp. Convertible to Pendant: If desired, your local jeweler can attach a bale to this piece, so it can be worn as a pendant. Handmade during the Art Nouveau era in Limoges, France, a city famous for its porcelain production since the late 18th century. The porcelain was painted by hand to depict a pastoral scene; a man in 18th century dress plays a flute for a woman, who is reclining with an overflowing basket of pink flowers.The setting of the painting, a beautiful meadow by green trees, depicts the theme of natural beauty often found in Art Nouveau pieces. The porcelain rests in a lovely sterling silver setting with a rope twist design, which beautifully contrasts with the pinks, purples, and green hues in the painting. A pin stem with a locking "c" clasp allows this piece to be worn on a variety of accessories, including hats, scarves, and lapels, among many others. The porcelain painting is a bit loose in its setting, but 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. 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 Art Nouveau Sterling Silver French Limoges Porcelain Pin Brooch" is in sale since Sunday, April 19, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.This item can be shipped worldwide.