A sculptured sprig of art nouveau style lilies-of-the-valley and joining leaves are wrapped in an engraved 'ribbon.' Leaves are hand....
A sculptured sprig of art nouveau style lilies-of-the-valley and joining leaves are wrapped in an engraved 'ribbon.'
Leaves are hand enameled in translucent green to emphasize the texture of the leaves.
Each of the 14 pearl blossoms dangles "en tremblant" from an arched stem.
Flowers are 4, 5 and 6mm glass pearls.
Pale bronze finish is hand burnished.
Signed and copyrighted Sweet Romance USA.
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. The flowers are attached 'en tremblant' which heighten their great appeal.
Click to Shelleys blog entryArt 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!