Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of French origin.
Style: Art Nouveau - Art Nouveau (French for New Style) is an international movement and style of art, architecture and applied art - especially the decorative arts - that peaked in popularity at the turn of the 20th century (1890–1905).
The name "Art Nouveau" is French for "new art". It is also known as Jugendstil, German for "youth style", named after the magazine Jugend, which promoted it, and in Italy, Stile Liberty from the department store in London, Liberty & Co., whichpopularised the style, and in Holland as “Sla-olie-stijl”, Dutch for “salad oil style” after a advertisement poster for this product that was made in that style.
A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it is characterized by organic, especially floral and other plant-inspired motifs, as well as highly stylized, flowing curvilinear forms. Art Nouveau is an approach to design according to which artistsshould work on everything from architecture to furniture, making art part of everyday life. Although Art Nouveau fell out of favour with the arrival of 20th-century modernist styles, it is seen today as an important bridge between the historicism ofNeoclassicism and modernism. -
Style specifics: - Medaillist Revival (in the The Belle Époque towards Art Nouveau) In 1886 Emile Olive (1853-1902) launched the medal-jewel with Vernier's Diane which resulted in the revival of medaillist's art in France.
Period: ca. 1890 -
Material: 18K yellow gold -
Extra information: Emile Vernier - E. Vernier a famous French medalist, that was one of the foremen of the revival of the medalist art in France around 1886. He was also a collaborator of Falize (other famous French jeweller) and awarded the prestigious 'Medal of Honorat the Salon'.
Diamonds: Eight rose cut diamonds. We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts. Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Birthstones: . -
Monogram: VE (in mirror writing) for Emil Vernier
Dimensions: width 1,40 cm (0,55 inch), total length 6,30 cm (2,48 inch)
Émile Louis Vernier was a French painter and lithographer, known for his marine scenes. He was enrolled in the Royal College of Besançon, for a military career, but was allowed to move to the Besançon school of drawing, and then to enter the studio of Collette, a well-known lithographer. He submitted his work to the Paris Salon for the first time in 1857. He would receive several medals from the Salon, and in 1869 and 1870 was a member of the admission committee for the etching and lithography section. Vernier is buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.