We have similar Filigree and Coin Purse items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cait P.Age Circa: Art Nouveau C. Item Measurements: The necklace has a wearable length of 23.5 and the chain measures 1.35 mm wide. The pendant measures 1.55" long, 1.85" wide, and 0.85 in depth. Handmade during the Art Nouveau. 800 sterling silver was a popular purity of silver used in filigree pieces during this time period.
The necklace consists of a snake link chain attached to a coin purse locket made out of sterling silver filigree patterns. The locket can be opened from the front via a hinge with ample space inside to hold change or other small trinkets. When worn, the necklace dangles down the chest with the pendant resting at the decolletage on most people.Tarnish on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality which we believe is quite lovely. The snake chain is a newer addition to the pendant added at some point during its history; however, this does not affect wear or the overall appearance of the piece. 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. 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 Nouveau Sterling 800 Silver Filigree Coin Purse Locket Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, August 11, 2019. 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.