2013/12/12

One of our many new arrivals... Biedermeier skillfully carved ivory brooch two dogs standing in flowery framework

One of our many new arrivals...

Biedermeier skillfully carved ivory brooch
two dogs standing in flowery framework

Antique ivory brooch two dogs standing in flowery framework Biedermeier style from the antique jewelry collection of adin at www.adin.be
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Different times, different opinions and morals. In the first quarter of the 19th Century people's attitude towards (what are now, because of that attitude) endangered species, was not exactly the same as our days (to put it mildly). We strongly condemn the use of ivory in our days, but in our trade we can run into some beautiful antique pieces of ivory like this one.

And what a beauty it is! The meticulous refined sculpting/engraving is a joy for the eye. Look at the collar holding the dogs together, or their legs! We have never seen such fine work and to imagine that it lasted already almost 200 years!

This brooch is a typical example of mid-European Biedermeier art. The Biedermeier period refers to an era in Central Europe during which the middle-class grew and arts appealed to common sensibilities in the historical period between 1815, the year of the Congress of Vienna at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, and 1848, the year of the European revolutions.
 
 
 

Antiqualy yours,

The Adin team
www.adin.be
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