We have similar Art Nouveau and Bird items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cait P.Age Circa : Art Nouveau C. Markings: Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight : 4.4 Grams. Item Measurements: The brooch measures 1.25" in length and 2.2" wide. Brooch, lapel pin, hat pin, scarf pin, tie pin. Closure Type: Pin stem with an open "c" clasp. If desired, a local jeweler can add a bale to this piece so it can be worn as a pendant. Handmade during the Art Nouveau era. The brooch is made out of. 925 sterling silver and is shaped into the figural motif of a sparrow.
To create the image of the bird, repousse metalworking techniques would have been used to hand-hammer the sterling silver from the back, resulting in a raised image on the front of the brooch. A pin stem with an open "c" clasp completes the brooch, allowing it to be worn on a variety of accessories, including hats, scarves, and lapels, among many others.
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.
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.
The item "Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 925 Sterling Silver Figural Sparrow Bird Pin Brooch" is in sale since Saturday, January 18, 2020. 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.