Art Nouveau brooch symbolizing a new beginning

Art Nouveau Brooch

Symbolizing a new beginning.

Art Nouveau brooch womans head with snowdrops symbolizing a new beginning
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Some info on the 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., which popularised 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.

Some info on the flower used as ornament:
Snowdrops - At the end of the winter when nature seems dead and the earth shrunk by cold, as an emblem of promise and consolation, the snowdrop is the first to announce spring and long bright days to come.

A cute history:
The Russian Empress Catherine The Great (1729-1796) was a great lover of snowdrops. Once she installed a guard to save a particularly large snowdrop to prevent it from being plucked. The guard post remained there even when the reason why was long forgotten. Many decades later, Emperor Alexander II (1818-1881) noticed this guard post and wondered why there was a guard post while there was nothing to protect, it was then that the original reason was recovered.

Antiqualy yours,

The Adin team
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