Gram Weight : 9.6 grams. Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester.Stone Cuts: Polished round cabochon. Brooch, lapel pin, hat pin, scarf pin, tie pin. Closure Type: Pin stem with a locking "c" clasp; standard bale. Convertible to Pendant: This piece has a standard bale and can be worn as a pendant. Handmade during the Art Deco era. Features an oil paint portrait of a woman in profile wearing an orange headscarf. A panel of glass protects the painting, which appears to be signed "DC". Accenting the filigree border of the piece are orange Mediterranean coral stones. Completed with a pin stem and locking "c" clasp. Can be worn on a variety of accessories like hats, scarves, and lapels, among many others. The piece also has a standard bale so it can be strung on a necklace and worn as a pendant.
This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period.
Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1935. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece.During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. 800 silver, also called Coin Silver, is made from silver coins used in European countries pre-1940. During this time period, it was easier for jewelers 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. 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. Mediterranean Red coral grows on rocky sea bottom with low sedimentation, typically in dark environmentseither in the depths or in dark caverns or crevices. Rubrum (formerly Gorgonia nobilis), is found mainly in the Mediterranean Sea. The item "Antique Vintage Deco 800 Sterling Silver Painted Portrait Coral Pin Brooch 9.6g" is in sale since Sunday, February 14, 2021.
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.