Collectible Type: Sash Cape Buckle. Men's or Women's: Women's. This large belt, cape, or sash buckle was made in the Rococo style, with large swirling orchid flowers adorning the top of the buckle.
The orchid flowers composing the floral motif are lifelike and lovely in appearance. This item was likely made using the cast technique, which involves pouring molten metal into a cast, where it is then allowed to cool into the desired shape.
This item is slightly tarnished in places, which is to be expected of an item this age. The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this.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 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. The item "Antique Vintage Nouveau Sterling Silver French Floral HUGE Sash Cape Belt Buckle" is in sale since Sunday, July 21, 2019.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Belt Buckles". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.