Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 18k Yellow Gold Louis Rault Coin Medal Pin Brooch
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Age Circa: Art Nouveau C. Markings: LR on the face of the brooch, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight: 5.1 Grams. Item Measurements: The brooch measures 1.05 in diameter.
Brooch, Lapel Pin, Hat Pin, Scarf Pin, Tie Pin. Pin Stem with Open "C" Clasp. If desired, your local jeweler can attach a bale to this piece, so it can be worn as a pendant.
Notable Features: This pin brooch was handmade during the Art Nouveau era. Composed of 18k yellow gold, the brooch consists of a large medal depicting a Grecian woman in profile. As indicated by the marking on the front of the piece, the brooch was made by Louis Rault, a renowned jeweler and medalist who was active during the Art Nouveau era. Based in Paris, Rault was well known for his gorgeous medals, many of which depicted historical figures or figures from Greco-Roman mythology. His style was quintessential of the Art Nouveau era with his work residing in museums as treasured objects in the present day.
The focal point of the medal is the image of a Greco-Roman woman made up entirely of elegant flowing and curved lines, as was the popular style during the Art Nouveau era. Her hair is piled elegantly atop her head in a bun and her shoulders only just visible. Great care was taken in crafting the image of the woman, with details like the strands of her hair and contours of her face being included.
The medal is kept in place atop a yellow gold backing with a prong setting. Completing the brooch is a pin stem with an open "c" clasp which allows it to be worn on a variety of accessorie. S, including hats, scarves, and lapels, among many others. A lovely example of jewelry made by Louis Rault during the Art Nouveau era, this brooch would make a valuable addition to any antique jewelry collection. Don't miss your chance to preserve this piece of cultural history. 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 standard 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 item "Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 18k Yellow Gold Louis Rault Coin Medal Pin Brooch" is in sale since Sunday, March 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Metal Purity: 18k
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: France
- Metal: Yellow Gold
- Brand: Louis Rault