We have similar Mughal and Turquoise items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Age Circa : Art Nouveau C. Markings : Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight : 9.9 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color : There are 36 stones, each measuring 2.8 mm in diameter, Opaque bright green hue.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.
Item Measurements : The earrings measure 2.38" long measured from the top of the hooks to the bottom of the dangling portion of the earrings by up to 0.84" wide. Earring Backing Style : Latch backings.Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Pierced. Notable Features : These earrings were handmade during the Art Nouveau era. The Art Nouveau era took place towards the end of the 1800s and beginning of the 1900s. The Art Nouveau era was characterized by several different movements that took place or began during this era.
For instance, the Aesthetic period would have been culminating towards the end of the nineteenth century, though it's influence on Art Nouveau is clear as the two styles both share a passion for light and airy pieces that focus on the intrinsic beauty of the piece rather than overwhelming it with jewels. The Art Nouveau era would have also been influenced by the Jugendstil movement, which was occurring at the same in Germany, both being stylistically driven by the natural world. Finally, the Arts and Crafts movement arose out of the same sentiment as the Art Nouveau era as they both represented a desire to turn away from the industrial and urban and return to the peace of days before, which is represented in the presence of pastoral scenes and earth tones in their respective pieces of jewelry. These earrings are from India and were made during the time of the Mughal empire.
These earrings were most likely acquired while the original owners of the item of jewelry were on their Grand Tour. This vacation is much of the reason that we have access to beautiful antique pieces of jewelry like these earrings. The earrings themselves feature 36 cabochon cut green turquoise stones. The stones are a bright green hue with only some black striations running throughout them.These stones are arranged upon the dangling portion of the. The dangling portion is teardrop shaped, with the center of the bulbous section having been cut out. The dangling portions hang from a lotus flower motif, which then connects the earrings to their latch backings.
These earrings are the perfect example of Art Nouveau era Mughal India jewelry and are not soon to be forgotten. Don't miss your opportunity to own this glamorous piece of cultural history. One of the stones appears to be broken, though enough of it is left in the bezel that it is not overly noticeable. The price of this item 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 common 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. The Grand Tour was the standard European vacation of the Georgian and Victorian eras.
The opportunity it gave for studying culture, architecture and art made it a tradition, especially for the upper classes. The Grand Tour was popularized by the poet Lord Byron and the writer Mary Shelley, who was the author of Frankenstein. The Grand Tour was an opportunity for wealthy travelers to explore the world and experience different cultures over a 2 to 4-year period. And what better memento of this long trip than pieces of native souvenir jewelry such as Italian cameos, mosaic, and pietra dura. Pieces often had historical inspirations from the remnants of Pompeii to the pyramids of Egypt.Cultural learning was a focal point of the grand tour and the process of remembrance spilled over into jewelry souvenirs. Mughal jewelry emerged in India during the Mughal dynasty, beginning in the 16th century.
Jewelry was an important symbol indicating a persons status in society. The elite wore highly ornate and massively jeweled pieces. As the Mughal empire conquered the majority of India, the Mughal style spread to many other regions, being incorporated into many Indian cultures.
Pieces usually display intricate designs, massive amounts of gemstones, and elaborate enameling. Turquoise is found all over the world and has been a popular semi-precious stone used in jewelry and art for thousands of years by many different cultures; from prehistoric times to the present. Turquoise comes in many beautiful color variations; from the popular bright solid sky-blue hues to dark blue hues with dark spiderwebbing throughout, as well as aqua, teal, and many green varieties, and even some rare white with dark spiderwebbing. The item "Antique Vintage Nouveau Sterling Silver Mughal India Turquoise 2.38 L Earrings" is in sale since Sunday, December 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Earrings".The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.