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Peacock Feather Brooch

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Price: $75.00
Member Price: $67.50

Item# 80-007386 







Description

Favored for its shimmering exoticism by champions of the Aesthetic and Art Nouveau movements, the peacock feather enjoyed a lively vogue as a design motif in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Its graceful silhouette and rich iridescent hues were adapted to every manner of decorative-art object: textiles and graphic design; porcelain, glass and metalwork; even furniture and interior decoration. A delicate peacock feather brooch (French, 192535) in the Museums collection, exquisitely fashioned in gold and inset with sapphires, emeralds, topaz, diamonds, and amethysts, is the source for our hand enameled Peacock Feather Brooch.

24K gold overlay, hand enameled, made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. 3''L x 1''W.

  • 24K gold overlay, hand enameled
  • MADE WITH SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
  • 3''L x 1''W

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

Favored for its shimmering exoticism by champions of the Aesthetic and Art Nouveau movements, the peacock feather enjoyed a lively vogue as a design motif in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Its graceful silhouette and rich iridescent hues were adapted to every manner of decorative-art object: textiles and graphic design; porcelain, glass and metalwork; even furniture and interior decoration. A delicate peacock feather brooch (French, 192535) in the Museums collection, exquisitely fashioned in gold and inset with sapphires, emeralds, topaz, diamonds, and amethysts, is the source for our hand enameled Peacock Feather Brooch.

24K gold overlay, hand enameled, made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. 3''L x 1''W.





  • 24K gold overlay, hand enameled
  • MADE WITH SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
  • 3''L x 1''W




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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