Antique Vintage Nouveau Sterling Silver Etruscan Glass Filigree Charm Bracelet
We have similar Etruscan and Filigree 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. Country of Origin: Unknown. Gram Weight: 22.5 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color: 9.4 mm long, 7.35 mm wide, semi-translucent green, yellow, red, blue, and pink hues. Accent Stone Measurements/Color. Stone Treatment: Glass is a manufactured stone. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Carved and polished cabochon. The bracelet has a wearable length of 7.25″ and measures 0.25″ wide. The charms measure 1.0″ in length and 0.60″ wide. Link Type: Fancy round links. Handmade during the Art Nouveau era and inspired by ancient Etruscan jewelry. The bracelet is made out of. 925 sterling silver and features beautiful filigree charms. The filigree charms would have been created by bending and twisting strands of sterling silver by hand into the desired shapes. Adorning each charm is a glass stone, all of which display a different hue. The bracelet is completed with a spring ring clasp for comfortable and secure wear. Damage: Age appropriate wear. 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. Archaeological revival jewelry was inspired by the excavations and discoveries of Roman, Byzantine, Egyptian, and Etruscan sites in the 18th and 19th Centuries. These archaeological digs uncovered beautiful works of decorative arts, giving jewelers a glimpse into the past for inspiration for contemporary designs. Some of the revival styles incorporate the use of filigree and granulation decorations. The revival styles emphasized the contrast between antiquity and modernity, with jewelers of the modern world borrowing motifs and techniques from the ancients, to perfect with advanced technologies and incorporate into modern designs. Etruscan Revival jewelry was first popularized during the early 1800s when an Etruscan tomb was discovered just outside of Rome. Upon its discovery, jewelers worked to imitate and understand the metalworking techniques with which the jewelry was made. Not only was Etruscan jewelry a luxurious addition to the Victorian styles of the day. But it introduced new ideas and decorations. These Etruscan tombs contained jewelry adorned with long and flowing geometric lines and motifs, mythological imagery and scenery, and celestial elements. The techniques of repoussé, filigree, and granulation are all attributed to the Etruscans. 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 Silver Etruscan Glass Filigree Charm Bracelet” is in sale since Sunday, December 15, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets”. The seller is “abeautifultimeco” and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown
- Style: Charm
- Material: Glass
- Metal Purity: .925
- Metal: Sterling Silver