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Reference: JBR1713

18 kts gold brooch with garnets.
18 carat gold brooch formed by a symmetrical composition based on loops and volutes with a fine decoration in light relief of plant elements with a slight memory of works of Neoclassicism. In the upper end there is a circular faceted garnet, accompanied by three ovals (the center with gold pearls around) in the central part (highlighted by the presence of other circular cut gems), and another teardrop shaped the bottom. From this body hangs, thanks to four rings, two gold cords with links in the form of scales, ending in separate tassels, recalling textile examples often used in draperies and other elements both in the nineteenth century and later.
The jewelry with hanging elements attached "in scrapie" so that they move when attached or placed was common in 19th century jewelry, with the aim of adding some movement and avoiding the rigidity of the pieces, adding a touch of originality to the compositions. At this time, the composition based on classicist vegetable elements accompanied by flowers and lacerías was usual. Comparing with the present example, it reminds more of models inspired by works that follow a style known as Neo-Renaissance to follow the artistic style that was born in Italy in the fifteenth century, with those volutes and the powerful composition based on smooth shapes and volutes, also responding to this relationship the fine plant elements in relief already mentioned. However, the chromatic combination achieved by the gems provides the softness required by the aesthetic taste of the time, without the striking contrasts more characteristic of the oldest jewelry that has been preserved.
Weight: 19.4 grams.


· Size: 8x4 cms.

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