We have similar Italian items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cait P. Age Circa: Art Nouveau C.
Markings: "Made Italy" on the back of the pendant. Item Measurements: The necklace has a wearable length 15.25" and measures 0.6" wide. The pendant measures 1.9" in length and 1.3" wide. Link Type: Specialty Link Chain.
Handmade during the Art Nouveau era in Italy. 800 sterling silver was a popular purity of silver used by jewelers during this time period.The necklace has a specialty link chain with Rococo style accents and features a large pendant depicting the motif of Old Man North Wind. Dangling from the pendant are three mask-shaped motifs. When worn, the necklace rests at the collarbone on most people with the pendant and dangling accents sitting below against the decolletage. 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 late Baroque or Rococo period prevailed in the 18th century. The period was known for its substantial use of asymmetrical designs, curves, gold, and witty, whimsical themes.
Both men and women at court wore sparkling gemstones set in gold during this period, as well as colorless glass pastes and pearls. Colored gems were often highly foiled behind them to enhance the depth of color. Jewelry was often created with naturalistic, floral designs. Rococo jewelry also featured embossed and engraved floral and feather designs on metal.800 silver, also called Coin Silver, is made from silver coins used in European countries pre-1940. During this time period, it was easier for jewelers and silversmiths to use coins that were already guaranteed at a certain purity, than using another form of silver and having to guess at the purity level. The item "Antique Vintage Nouveau Sterling 800 Silver Italian Old Man North Wing Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, May 12, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.