A sculptured sprig of art nouveau style lily-of-the-valley is wrapped in an engraved 'ribbon.' Leaves are hand enameled in translucent green, enhancing the graceful leaves. The lily pearl blossoms dangle "en tremblant" from arched stems. Bronze finish. Exquisitely hand finished. 4" long x 2.5" wide. Made in our Los Angeles studio.
Lily of the Valley... This flower is signifies the return of happiness and new beginnings. It's fragile bloom represents innocence, purity. abundance and devotion. Preferred for the simplest of wedding bouquets, it is also legendary for appearing in grand royal bouquets
Shelley's comments: This pin has strong Art Nouveau influences in its winding stems and leaves. Botanical subjects were important in expressing the curvilinear shapes and undulating lines that defined the Art Nouveau era through 1910. The 'new art' brought design innovations that weren't derived from any previous art form or period. It stressed hand fabrication over precious metals and machined manufacturing. In its day, it was expensive and avant garde. Although it occupied less than two decades of popularity, the Nouveau aesthetic remains. This fragile bloom represents innocence, purity and abundance.
Click to Shelleys blog entry Art Nouveau flourished in a world of rapid social change. The new art brought design innovations that werent derived from any previous art form or period style. It stressed hand fabrication over machine production. It shocked the senses of.. Read on and share your thoughts!