Sweet Romance Lily of the Valley Art Nouveau-Style Pin Brooch
SWEET ROMANCE LILY OF THE VALLEY BROOCH
*Made in the USA*
DESCRIPTION: 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 glass pearl blossoms dangles "en tremblant" (to create movement) from an arched stem. Flowers are 4, 5 and 6mm glass pearls.
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.
- Measurements: 4" long x 2.5" wide
- Materials: enameling and glass pearls
- Metal: pale bronze finish is hand burnished
Sweet Romance jewelry, designed by Shelley Cooper, is produced by artists in their Los Angeles, California studio using methods of fabrication that are faithful to the original American concept and manufacturing of costume jewelry. Their designs are timeless in spirit, blending modern tastes and trending fashion with the essence of antique and vintage jewelry. Their jewelry can be found all over the world from quaint shops and boutiques, to Kensington Palace, and on the set of Paramount Pictures. Exquisite sculptural detail is their hallmark.
Please note: Products are not intended for children 12 and under.