Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 950 Solid Silver Etruscan Filigree Bracelet 16.8g. This product description was originally written in English. Please see below for an automatic translation in French.
If you have any questions, please contact us. We have similar Etruscan and Art Nouveau items that would pair well with this piece, for sale this week. To see in separate listings, please visit our store and search for "Etruscan" or "Nouveau" under our Buy It Now items.Item Description by: Angela A. Age Circa: Art Nouveau C. Markings: "950" and unidentified maker's mark "T" at the bottom of one link, tested, and guaranteed. Gram Weight: 16.8 grams. Item Measurements: Wearable length is 5.93".
Chain width is 0.94". Type of Bracelet: Chain/Tennis Bracelet.
Closure/Clasp Type: Tongue clasp with safety chain. Link Type: Filigree fancy link chain. Handmade during the Art Nouveau period in the Etruscan style.
The bracelet features fancy panel links with the three largest links displaying geometric designs. These three largest links are adorned with dome-shaped motifs, each level containing twisted wire details topped with Etruscan style granulated silver beads. Within each panel are elegant filigree motifs that have been hand-folded and twisted. Completed with a Sterling silver tongue clasp with a safety chain for secure wear. The tarnishing of the Sterling silver in certain areas gives this piece an antique quality that, in our opinion, is quite lovely.
This listing is for the item only. All display boxes and/or photography props do not come with your purchase. 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 focused on the importance of design over the materials used to create it. The Art Nouveau period ran from around 1890-1910, a time when mass manufacturing took over the production of many products, including some jewelry. Neo-Etruscan jewelry was first popularized in the early 1800s when an Etruscan tomb was discovered just outside of Rome. Upon its discovery, jewelers worked to mimic and understand the metalworking techniques with which the jewelry was made. Etruscan jewelry was not just a luxurious addition to Victorian-era styles at the time.
But it introduced new ideas and decorations. These Etruscan tombs contained jewelry adorned with long, flowing lines and geometric patterns, mythological images and landscapes, and celestial elements. The techniques of repousse, filigree, and granulation are all attributed to the Etruscans. Filigree metalwork is a delicate art form and was found as early as 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia. It was perfected by the Phoenician and Etruscan civilizations between the 6th and 3rd centuries BCE.It involves stamping a design into metal and then hand-twisting wires, combined with tiny beads, until a final pattern emerges. It resembles lace and is considered one of the most challenging metalworking processes. Filigree is still a very popular technique in India and Asia. All items are shipped within one business day after receipt of payment. We do not undervalue packages for customs, please do not ask us to do so. What you pay is what we will ask on your customs form. Please consider this before placing your bid. Neo-Etruscan jewelry was first popularized in the early 1800s.