We have similar Filigree and Art Nouveau items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cait P. Age Circa: Art Nouveau C. Markings: "835" on the clasp.Gram Weight: 9.6 g. Chain width: 1.35 mm. Pendant measurements: 1.2" long, 0.90" wide, 0.45 in depth. Closure/Clasp Type: Spring ring clasp.
Link Type: Cable link chain. Handmade during the Art Nouveau era. 835 sterling silver, a popular purity of silver during this time period, particularly in filigree jewelry. The locket pendant is shaped like a box and is made out of fine filigree threads of sterling silver that were bent and twisted into geometric patterns. The locket opens from the side via a hinge, revealing a hollow interior that can house photos of loved ones or other small trinkets.
A hinged lock holds the locket closed when not in use. The locket is strung on a cable link chain completed with a spring ring clasp. When worn, the necklace dangles down the chest with the pendant resting against the decolletage on most people.
Tarnish on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality which we believe is quite lovely. 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 common 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. 835 silver, also known as Coin Silver, was used in European countries such as Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, and other Scandinavian countries. Silver was very difficult for jewelers to source, so silversmiths would collect coins that were already guaranteed at a certain purity and melt them down to create jewelry. This process was much easier than sourcing silver ingots that may or may not have been blended with other metals, which would force the smiths to guess at their dubious purity and change the techniques they could use on the metal. Filigree metalworking is a delicate form of art and has been found as early as 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia.It was perfected by the Phoenicians and Etruscan civilizations between the 6th and 3rd centuries BC. It involves stamping out a design in metal and hand bending and twirling threads, combined with tiny beads, until a final motif emerges. It is reminiscent of lace and considered one of the most difficult metalworking processes. Filigree is still a very popular technique in India and Asia. The item "Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 835 Sterling Silver Filigree Locket Necklace 9.6g" is in sale since Saturday, August 15, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.This item can be shipped worldwide.