We have similar Cameo and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cait P. Age Circa : Art Nouveau 1890 - 1910. Markings: Unmarked, tested, and guaranteed. Gram Weight: 24.1 grams.
Metal Type: 14k yellow gold filled over base metal. 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: Carved and polished cameo.Pin/Brooch Style: Brooch, lapel pin, hat pin, scarf pin, tie pin. Closure Type: Pin stem with an open "c" clasp. Convertible to Pendant: If desired, your local jeweler can easily add a bale to this piece so it can be worn as a pendant. Handmade during the Art Nouveau era and inspired by ancient Etruscan jewelry. Composed of 14k yellow gold filled over base metal. Features a cameo carved out of brown lava rock which depicts a woman in profile in the style of ancient Greco-Roman art. The woman is shown with her hair tied back and leaves and grape clusters woven throughout her hair. Completed with a pin stem and an open "c" clasp.
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. 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. The item "Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 14k Gold Filled GF Lava Rock Cameo Pin Brooch 24.1g" is in sale since Sunday, March 21, 2021.
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.