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Art Nouveau Dragonfly and Pearl Necklace

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Price: $295.00 $147.50
Member Price: $265.50 $132.75

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Description

A striking brooch from Gablonz (ca. 1900), now part of the Czech Republic, featuring a pair of intertwined dragonflies with colorful champlev enamel, is the source for our sumptuous five-strand necklace with a double dragonfly closure. Art Nouveau is characterized by whiplash curves, tentacle-like tendrils and flowers, and sinuous human and animal forms. Innovative Art Nouveau objects were manufactured in the Bohemian city of Gablonz, a vital European center of jewelry making from about 1850 to 1938.

Produced in cooperation with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

24K gold overlay, hand enameled. 5 strands of cultured freshwater pearls. Decorative dragonfly closure: 1 3/4''L. Necklace: 18''L.

  • 24K gold overlay
  • Hand enameled
  • Decorative dragonfly closure: 1 3/4''LNecklace: 18''L
  • 5 strands of cultured freshwater pearls

Art History

In part a reaction to the mechanization of the Industrial Revolution, Art Nouveau (new art), with its flowing lines, whiplash curves, and lavish botanical and animal patterns, originated in France and Belgium in the 1880s. Reaching its pinnacle at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, it spread throughout Western Europe and the United States, influencing everything from jewelry to furniture design. Lasting up until the First World War, Art Nouveaus fluid style can be seen as a metaphor for creative freedom and a release from the weight of artistic tradition.

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Description

A striking brooch from Gablonz (ca. 1900), now part of the Czech Republic, featuring a pair of intertwined dragonflies with colorful champlev enamel, is the source for our sumptuous five-strand necklace with a double dragonfly closure. Art Nouveau is characterized by whiplash curves, tentacle-like tendrils and flowers, and sinuous human and animal forms. Innovative Art Nouveau objects were manufactured in the Bohemian city of Gablonz, a vital European center of jewelry making from about 1850 to 1938.

Produced in cooperation with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

24K gold overlay, hand enameled. 5 strands of cultured freshwater pearls. Decorative dragonfly closure: 1 3/4''L. Necklace: 18''L.





  • 24K gold overlay
  • Hand enameled
  • Decorative dragonfly closure: 1 3/4''LNecklace: 18''L
  • 5 strands of cultured freshwater pearls




Art History

In part a reaction to the mechanization of the Industrial Revolution, Art Nouveau (new art), with its flowing lines, whiplash curves, and lavish botanical and animal patterns, originated in France and Belgium in the 1880s. Reaching its pinnacle at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, it spread throughout Western Europe and the United States, influencing everything from jewelry to furniture design. Lasting up until the First World War, Art Nouveaus fluid style can be seen as a metaphor for creative freedom and a release from the weight of artistic tradition.


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