Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection. Silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear, no dents. Bale is secure and original.Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special story. Classical Art Nouveau pansy design with two beautiful blooms. While design is dimensional with remarkable detail, it is only in slight relief from pendant's base. Classically sized in silhouette, piece is quite thin yet with dense and solid construction that will lay flush when worn. On the Art Nouveau Movement.
Design motifs of the Art Nouveau movement from the early 20th century are all about stylized, curving and flowing lines found in nature. Though occurring at a similar time as the Arts and Crafts movement and sharing some design sensibilities, the Art Nouveau was far more whimsical and lighthearted. Popular figural motifs included fairies, flowers, and the "Art Nouveau lady" (a highly feminine woman generally depicted with flowing and flowered hair).
Antique and vintage pieces have been passed through generations, so it's not often you find a piece that has been maintained in its near-original condition. Such pieces are not only higher in value, but they are also more collectible, as they carry the history of past owners but do not show it. They reveal what the piece would have looked like when it was first created, giving us an insight into a bygone era.
_gsrx_vers_1292 GS 8.3.6 (1292). This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.