We have similar Art Nouveau, Figural, and Filigree items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Age Circa : Art Nouveau C. Markings: Unmarked, tested, and guaranteed. Country of Origin: Unknown. Gram Weight : 7.1 grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color. Accent Stone Measurements/Color. Item Measurements: The brooch measures 2.08″ in length and 1.54″ wide. Brooch, lapel pin, hat pin, scarf pin, tie pin. Closure Type: Pin stem with an open “c” clasp. Convertible to Pendant: If desired, a local jeweler can add a bale to this piece so it can be worn as a pendant. Handmade during the Art Nouveau era. 925 sterling silver, this brooch contains the detailed motif of a figural spider on a web dangling from a brick wall bar pin. The spider was hand-hammered into its rounded raised design using the repousse metalworking technique. Strands of sterling silver were bent and twisted by hand to create the filigree spider’s web. A pin stem with an open “c” clasp allows this piece to be worn on a variety of accessories and clothing. Damage: Age appropriate wear. The pin stem is slightly loose in its hinge and, while it still clasps, does not remain tightly in the clasp; this can easily be repaired by your local jeweler for more secure 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 standard 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. Repoussé 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. 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 Filigree Figural Spider Web Pin Brooch” is in sale since Sunday, June 14, 2020. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Pins, Brooches”. 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
- Metal Purity: .925
- Metal: Sterling Silver