We have similar Art Nouveau items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Age Circa : Art Nouveau C. 1890 - 1910 - Dated Oct 2nd, 1900. Markings : Sterling on the inside of the bracelet, Tested, and Guaranteed.Country of Origin : United States - St. Gram Weight : 26.6 Grams. Item Measurements : The bracelet has a wearable length of 7.25 including the bottom wrist gap. The bottom wrist gap measures 1 wide. The total wrist gap measures 2.25 wide. The top of the bracelet measures 1 wide. Notable Features : This bracelet was handmade during the Art Nouveau era. This bracelet is dated Oct 2nd, 1900 and also includes the words St. It was made to commemorate the annual St Louis Veiled Prophet ball/pageant.
The Veiled Prophet organization started this ball in 1878 and it was held every year including 1900. The intent of the ball was to mimic the Mardi Gras celebration of New Orleans, exotic looks, and costumes were celebrated during this event. The bracelet is made of solid sterling silver and features a beautiful Chinese export influenced motif. The bracelet would have been hand hammered in the repousse style with high relief forms of a winged dragon with intricate detail throughout the front of the cuff.
On one side of the dragon is a scroll is a Goudi esque monogram inside of a banner of the letters VP for Veiled Prophets, and on the other side a banner with the date the ball was held Oct 2nd, 1900. Throughout the empty space is scrolling foliate patterns and granulated beading along the edges of the bracelet. This bracelet is truly a heirloom quality rarity, if only it could tell the stories of what it's seen. The bracelet screams of the La Belle Epoque movement of the Art Nouveau era.
Please don't miss your chance to own this very special part of history. 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 production of many products, including some jewelry. This beautiful Repoussé began as an ancient metalworking technique dating as far back as the 3rd century BC, involving malleable metal that was hammered onto the reverse side to create an image on the front. Examples are found all over the world; Greece, Egypt, and even the Hopewell periods in the American southeast. Reverse side hammering was also used to add detail to the front, creating intricate patterns using grooves, indentations, and channeling.
The piece was then carefully polished to create a hollow, eye-catching treasure. Please take this into consideration before. The item "Antique Vintage Art Nouveau Sterling Silver St. Louis Dragon Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, September 16, 2018.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
This item can be shipped worldwide.