We have similar Russian 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. Gram Weight: 8.9 grams. 875 sterling silver with yellow gold wash.Color: semi-translucent red hue with purple undertones. Stone Treatment: Paste is a manufactured stone. The garnet appears 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: Round cut paste; polished round cabochon garnet. Length, including the bale: 1.35. Bale measurements: 5.05 mm across. Closure/Clasp Type: Jump ring bale. Handmade during the Art Nouveau era in Russia. Composed of 84 sterling silver with a yellow gold wash. 84 sterling silver was a popular purity of silver used in Russia during this time period and is the equivalent of. Crafted into the likeness of an egg and accented with purple and green guilloche enamel, sparkly paste stones, and an almandine garnet. The enamel designs depict green curling leaf motifs against a purple background. The style of this piece was inspired by the beautiful enamel eggs created by Peter Fabergé for the Russian tsars.
Completed with a jump ring bale. Due to the small size, this piece can be worn as a charm on a bracelet or as a pendant on a necklace. 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. In 1882 Peter Carl Fabergé took over his fathers jewelry firm in Moscow, Russia. To that day it had been a successful, yet largely unknown jewelry firm. Peter brought back the old tradition of enameling and perfected the guilloche enameling process.He combined precious gemstones and metals together in unique objects and jewelry. During the Art Nouveau period, Fabergé became the jeweler to the Russian Tsars. There he became world famous for his Imperial Easter Eggs that are known the world over. The craftsmanship from his own designs to the work masters he employed in several of his factories became synonymous with perfection. The Guilloche method of enameling starts with an etched metal base, usually a highly intricate and repeating geometrical pattern, that is then finished with a translucent to semi-translucent enamel to highlight the carved details underneath to show through and add a metallic luster to the piece. Originally Guilloche bases were hand carved, but that changed during the 18th century with the invention of turn engine machinery that could carve metal patterns. In modern times, the definition of Guilloche became a blanket term for various methods of surface alteration; engraved, printed, or otherwise created. It also came to incorporate carvings which were not necessarily repetitive or geometric. A famous example of this style was explored by Peter Carl Faberge on his eggs during the 19th century. Cartier, Boucheron, and Tiffany all followed suit, creating stunning pieces which are still in high demand today. French jeweler Georges Frédéric Strass created paste as an alternative to diamonds during the Georgian era. Leaded glass was cut and polished with a metallic powder until it shimmered brightly like a diamond in the light. These white diamante or strass stones were wildly popular with the glamorous Parisians, and eventually paste stones were colored to mimic other precious gemstones. While Almandine garnets in their natural form are very common, it is far more uncommon to see one that is suitable for use in jewelry. Almandine garnets typically feature a reddish purple hue with darker accents of color throughout. Rarer forms of Almandine garnets can be seen with a weaker asterism that is usually reserved for Star Sapphires. The item "Antique Vintage Nouveau Sterling Silver Gold Russian Enamel Faberge Pendant 8.9g" is in sale since Sunday, November 8, 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 to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Cayman islands.