Belle Epoque Enamel & Silver Broach Pin
Product Summary: This antique Belle Époque, (meaning beautiful era), enamel and silver brooch pin dates to the early 20th century. The Belle Epoque era was an explosion of taste and beauty which combined the styles of the Art Nouveau aesthetic, the Arts and Crafts movement and the style and method of Edwardian refinement.
Belle Epoque jewelry embraced the geometry of the natural world to create works of art that would be worn. Subjects such as flowers, botanicals, reptiles, and insects were frequently used as in this example of our presented floral Broach.
Enameling was the most frequently used form of ornament within the Belle Epoque period of jewelry creation. Of the enameling method plique a-jour, which was used by Rene Lalique, cloisonne, and basse-taille were the forms in which these pieces were created, as in this example of the presented pin.
The front panel of the enamel and silver broach pin possibly part of a larger construction or originally as a pendant or buckle and turned into a pin at a later time, not visibly marked for silver content or makers mark, the attribution of the Belle Époque reference found in similar examples of the period, an interesting example of Belle Époque jewelry and accessories.
Size: The front panel of the enamel and silver broach pin 2.25 inches wide, 1.75 inches in height
Condition: The enamel and silver broach pin with tarnish, oxidation, and wear, enamel loss and cracking, with separation between top silver panel and lower silver panel, with residue in crevasses, not visibly marked for metal content or makers mark
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