This is the price a piece would be worth if stripped down and melted to its bare materials. This beautiful piece was made during a period called the Art Nouveau Era!This time was also called "La Belle Epoque" in French which translates to A Beautiful Time. This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period. The Art Nouveau period was famous for its flowing organic designs, flowing ladies, flowing floral designs, and regal designs. The Jugendstil movement is the name of an artistic Renaissance that appeared in the late 19th century in southern Germany. This emerging art (also known as Art Nouveau in France, modernismo in Spain, Sezessionsstil in Austria, Stile Liberty or Stile Floreale in Italy) was artistically elegant and stylistically revolutionary. The Grand Tour was the standard European vacation of the Georgian and Victorian eras. The opportunity it gave for studying culture, architecture and art made it a tradition, especially for the upper classes. And what better souvenir of this long trip than pieces of native souvenir jewelry such as Italian cameos, mosaic and pietra dura pieces. Pieces often also had historical inspirations from the remnants of Pompeii to the pyramids of Egypt, cultural learning was a focal point of the grand tour, the process of remembrance spilled over into jewelry souvenirs.
800 silver, also called Coin Silver, is made out of silver coins used in European countries pre-1940. During this time period, it was easier for jeweler and silversmiths to use coins that were already guaranteed at a certain purity, than using another form of silver and having to guess at the purity level. This bracelet was bought from an English Estate and brought over to the U. With Dutch assay hallmarks on the clasp as well as 835. This bracelet features classic handmade Art Nouveau era craftsmanship throughout.It is made of solid sterling silver and is very heavy in silver value. There are a total of 5. Links within the bracelet, each with it's own unique village scene.
People, Animals, Country Life and Village Life are depicted across the panels. The panels are contoured and shaped to fit the wrist perfectly. The bracelet measures 7.75" in length by up to just over 1" in width. The bracelet includes a period old time push clasp as well with the original safety chain.
Antique and Vintage jewelry is disappearing at alarming rates. Unfortunately, most of the jewelry from this time period has been lost or melted down over the years, please don't miss your chance to own this special piece of history!
Sizable by Your Local Jeweler. Due to the age of some of these pieces, some items will not be stamped. The National Stamping Act was not enacted until 1906, before 1906 jewelry was not legally required to have a karat mark. This is one way to date items prior to the Art Nouveau time period. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS.Thank you for your cooperation. The item "Antique Vintage Nouveau Sterling 835 Silver Dutch Village Scene Estate Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, August 27, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets". The seller is "aumiagoldandsilverjewelry" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica.