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Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 14k Gold Filled GF Taille d’Epargne Wedding Bracelet

Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 14k Gold Filled GF Taille d'Epargne Wedding Bracelet
Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 14k Gold Filled GF Taille d'Epargne Wedding Bracelet
Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 14k Gold Filled GF Taille d'Epargne Wedding Bracelet
Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 14k Gold Filled GF Taille d'Epargne Wedding Bracelet
Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 14k Gold Filled GF Taille d'Epargne Wedding Bracelet
Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 14k Gold Filled GF Taille d'Epargne Wedding Bracelet
Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 14k Gold Filled GF Taille d'Epargne Wedding Bracelet

Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 14k Gold Filled GF Taille d'Epargne Wedding Bracelet
We have similar Wedding items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Item Description by: Cait P. Age Circa: Art Nouveau C. Markings: Indecipherable Partial Patent Number on the hinge, Tested, and Guaranteed. Country of Origin: Unknown. Gram Weight: 30.5 Grams. Metal Type: 14k Rose Gold Filled over Base Metal. Material: Taille d’Epargne Enamel. Main Stone Carat Weight/Color. Accent Stone Carat Weight/Color. Item Measurements: This bracelet has a wearable length and inner circumference of 5.6″ excluding the wrist gap and measures 0.55″ and 0.78 wide. The wrist gap is 2.77 across when the bracelet is opened completely. Bracelet Type: Hinged Bangle Bracelet. Push-in Clasp with Hinge and Safety Chain. Link Type: Rounded and Polished Gold Filled over Base Metal. Notable Features: This bracelet was handmade during the Art Nouveau era. Composed of 14k rose gold filled over base metal, the bracelet features intricately chased ivy leaf and vine designs accented with taille d’epargne enamel and a large belt buckle motif. The style of this bracelet suggests it would have been used as a wedding or engagement bracelet, a type of bracelet which rose. To popularity during the Victorian era. This era saw a revival of Renaissance influences in art and jewelry, and subsequent eras continued the tradition of using these bracelets in place of engagement and wedding rings. The band of this bracelet was created using repousse metalworking techniques to create a large belt buckle motif and then expertly chased with curling vine and ivy leaf patterns. These patterns were then painted by hand with black taille d’epargne enamel to create a striking and beautiful overall design, the black enamel providing a beautiful contrast to the vibrant rose gold. Taille d’epargne enamel was a very common accent used in jewelry during the Art Nouveau era, especially in wedding bracelets, making this bracelet very fashionable for its time. To add further detail and contrast, the chasing and enamel sit against a textured background. Completing the bracelet is a hinge and push-in clasp with a safety chain for comfortable and secure wear. A gorgeous example of traditional Art Nouveau wedding jewelry, this bracelet would make a valuable addition to any antique jewelry collection, as well as an excellent gift for a bride in search of something old. Don’t miss your chance to preserve this piece of history. Damage: Age appropriate wear. There is some wear to the 14k rose gold filled over base metal, making the base metal visible, as well as wear to the enamel; however, this does not affect wear. The price has been reduced to reflect this. 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. Wedding bracelets have a long history stretching back centuries and were especially popular in 19th century Europe as Victorians looked back to the Middle Ages and Renaissance for influence in their art and jewelry. Historically, a groom would give his bride a beautifully engraved bracelet on their wedding day, but occasionally they would also be gifted in setsone given upon engagement, and the other on the day of the wedding. Alternately these sets would come as two different sized bracelets, a larger one for the groom and the smaller for the bride. During the Victorian and Art Nouveau eras, these bracelets were also referred to as handcuff bracelets and were a symbol of matrimonial commitment, usually used in place of an engagement or wedding ring. Repouss√© began as an ancient metalworking technique dating as far back as the 3rd century BC, involving malleable metal that was hammered onto the reverse side to create an image on the front. Examples are found all over the world; Greece, Egypt, and even the Hopewell periods in the American southeast. Reverse side hammering was also used to add detail to the front, creating intricate patterns using grooves, indentations, and channeling. The piece was then carefully polished to create a hollow, eye-catching treasure. Chasing is a metalworking technique that uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns onto a metal surface. This process creates a design that is sunk into the front of the surface using indentations, grooves, and channels. Chasing is thousands of years old and was a very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today. Enameling originally dates all the way back to the ancient Persians of Meenakari. The technique involves bonding powdered glass to a base, usually gold, by firing (heating and melting the glass onto the metal). The glass hardens to form a layer of pigment over the metal. Enamel is made of colored powdered glass or may include clear powdered glass that is mixed with colorful metallic pigments. It was used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Celts; and later the Chinese and Georgians. It resurged in popularity in the 20th century. It is primarily used on decorative art or jewelry, usually small in size. Besides jewelry, enamel can also be applied to glass, ceramic, stone, and various other materials. Taille dEpargne is a variation of enameling where engraved lines are incised directly into the metal to form a design. These lines are then filled with opaque enamel, usually black, to emphasize the engraving. This technique was often used to decorate bracelets, watch cases, chatelaines, and mourning jewelry. The item “Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 14k Gold Filled GF Taille d’Epargne Wedding Bracelet” is in sale since Thursday, January 9, 2020. 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.
  • Use Occasion: Wedding
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown
  • Style: Bangle
  • Material: Enamel
  • Metal Purity: 14k
  • Metal: Gold Filled

Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 14k Gold Filled GF Taille d'Epargne Wedding Bracelet

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