French mid 19th Century diamond loaded griffin tiepin by Unknown Artist
French mid 19th Century diamond loaded griffin tiepin by Unknown Artist
French mid 19th Century diamond loaded griffin tiepin by Unknown Artist
French mid 19th Century diamond loaded griffin tiepin by Unknown Artist
French mid 19th Century diamond loaded griffin tiepin by Unknown Artist
French mid 19th Century diamond loaded griffin tiepin by Unknown Artist
French mid 19th Century diamond loaded griffin tiepin by Unknown Artist
French mid 19th Century diamond loaded griffin tiepin by Unknown Artist
French mid 19th Century diamond loaded griffin tiepin by Unknown Artist
French mid 19th Century diamond loaded griffin tiepin by Unknown Artist
French mid 19th Century diamond loaded griffin tiepin by Unknown Artist
French mid 19th Century diamond loaded griffin tiepin by Unknown Artist
French mid 19th Century diamond loaded griffin tiepin by Unknown Artist
French mid 19th Century diamond loaded griffin tiepin by Unknown Artist

French mid 19th Century diamond loaded griffin tiepin 1860

Unknown Artist

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€ 4.800

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  • Sobre la obra de arte

    Antique jewelry object group
    tiepn

    Condition
    very good condition
    more info on our condition scale

    Country of origin
    France

    Style
    Victorian - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from themiddle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration. Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament. The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveaustyle have their beginnings in the late Victorian era.
    See also: Victorian
    more info on styles

    Style specifics
    The Romantic Victorian Period - Experts divide the reign of Queen Victoria, also called The Victorian era (1837 - 1901) in to three periods of about twenty years each; The Romantic Victorian Period (1837 - 1860), The Grand Victorian Period (1860 -1880), and the Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period (1880 - 1901).

    We consider this to be of the Romantic Victorian Period. This period covers the coronation of Victoria as Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, and her marriage to King Albert and their love, their devotion to their marriage and to their country are thesources of inspiration for this period. The jewels of this period are made of intricate carvings, special techniques where the enamel is subtly worked. These techniques allowed to give the jewel a certain opulence with less precious metal needed. Asprecious metals were really rare at that time. Highly favored (semi-) precious stones in this period are amethyst, coral, garnets, seed pearls and turquoises. The connotation is obviously sentimental, symbolic and romantic with reminiscent Gotic and/orRenaissance patterns and an abundant use of motifs like anchors, birds, branches, crosses, hearts and snakes.

    Period
    ca. 1860
    Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.

    Source of inspiration
    Mythology

    Theme
    Griffin - In tales griffins are said to build a nest, like an eagle but of gold and instead of eggs it lays agates. The animal was supposed to watch over hidden treasures. Perhaps that's why in jewellery they are often executed with a diamond or pearlin their beak.

    Material
    18k red gold and silver, see also: The silver on gold technique (touchstone tested)
    more info on precious metals

    Diamonds
    ± 110 rose cut diamonds and senailles. A senaille is a simplified rose cut diamond, a small diamond chip with perhaps a few polished facets. We do not have the weight of the rose cuts diamonds nor the senailles which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cut diamonds and senailles.
    All diamonds we offer are screened by the I.J.G.C. for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.

    Birthstones
    Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
    more info on birthstones

    Hallmarks
    We are not 100% sure of the origin of this jewel, but we do know it is native of one of the French colonies because it carries a control mark representing an ant.
    more info on hallmarks

    Dimensions
    griffin 1,14 cm (0,45 inch) x 1,50 cm (0,59 inch), total length 7,71 cm (3,04 inch)
    see picture with a ruler in millimeters and inches

    Weight
    3,00 gram (1,93 dwt)

    Adin Reference Nº
    21316-0741

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