Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Enamel Silver Silver-Gilt Guilloche Box 1427-1904

 795,00 VAT incl. (where applicable)

This elegant box is decorated with guilloche enamel and is crafted in a combination of 925 silver and silver-gilt. It was made by Finnigans Ltd in London in 1922. Guilloche is a decorative technique in which fine, intricate patterns are produced by using a rotating lathe to engrave a design into a metal surface. The patterns are then filled with enamel or other materials to create a colorful, decorative finish.

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Details: guilloche Enamel, Silver, Silver-gilt Box *.
Dimensions: H 2 x D 0.6 cm.
Weight in grams: 74.
Condition: Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear.

Shipping and Pickup: This elegant piece ships from our store located in the center of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We offer both registered shipping and local pickup at our store. In the case of local pickup, any applicable shipping costs will be refunded.

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Design Era

Design & Historical Context

Art Deco jewelry, also known as Jazz Age jewelry, became popular in the 1920s and remained in style through the 1930s. It was named after the Exposition International des Arts Dรฉcoratifs et Industriels Modernes, a exhibition held in Paris in 1925 that was largely dedicated to the jewelry arts. This style was inspired by a variety of cultural and artistic movements, such as Oriental, African, and South American art, as well as Cubism and Fauvism. Art Deco jewelry is known for its sharp, straight lines and emphasis on modernity and the machine age.

During the Art Deco era, there were significant improvements in diamond cutting techniques, which made diamonds more radiant and sparkling than ever before. This, along with increased prosperity, allowed more people to afford diamond jewelry and engagement rings. Additionally, new casting techniques made it possible to produce more intricate and detailed settings.

Art Deco jewelry was not only fashionable but also reflected the social and cultural changes of the time. The bold, modern design of Art Deco jewelry reflected the liberation and empowerment of women during the 1920s and 1930s. Today, Art Deco jewelry is highly sought after by collectors and is often featured in museum exhibitions and high-end auctions.

Key Materials

Materials & Craftsmanship

Enamel

Enameling is a decoration technique in which a glass of certain composition is fused to the surrounding or under laying metal. Although the exact origins are unknown, the art of enamelling has been practiced since ancient times. The favor of adorning jewelry with bright colors has always existed and the use of glass created colors which nature – in the form of gemstones – could not provide for in ancient times. Excavations on Cyprus – in the Mediterranean – in the 1950's brought cloisonnรฉ enameled jewelry to the surface which dates from the 13th and 11th century BC. These are, to date, the earliest enameled items found in this particular technique.

Silver

Silver is a white metallic element that is known for its excellent conductivity of heat and electricity. It is represented on the periodic table of elements by the symbol Ag, and it is a member of the noble metals, which are known for their excellent resistance to oxidation.

Silver is a relatively soft metal, with a hardness that is intermediate between gold and copper. It is more malleable and ductile than gold, which means that it can be easily shaped and molded into various forms. However, it is not as hard as copper, which means that it is more prone to scratches and other types of damage.

Because of its softness, silver is usually alloyed with another metal to harden it enough to maintain the desired shape and details when it is used in jewelry and other decorative objects. This helps to give it the necessary strength and durability for use in these types of applications.

Throughout history, silver has played a prominent role in the production of jewelry and objets d'art. It is prized for its beauty and versatility, and it is often used in a wide variety of different types of jewelry, including rings, earrings, pendants, and bracelets. It is also used in decorative objects, such as candlesticks, vases, and other decorative items.

Silver-gilt

Silver-gilt objects are made by applying a thin layer of gold to the surface of the silver using a variety of techniques such as gilding, electroplating, or rolling. The gold layer is typically very thin, ranging from a few micrometers to a few hundred micrometers in thickness. The gold layer is applied to the surface of the silver to give the appearance of solid gold, but the underlying silver is still visible.

The process of creating silver-gilt objects requires a high level of skill and attention to detail. The gold layer must be applied evenly and smoothly, without any defects or blemishes. The silver-gilt object is then polished to give it a smooth, shiny finish.

Silver-gilt objects have been used for centuries as a way to add value and beauty to items made of silver. They are often used in the production of fine jewelry, decorative objects, and religious or ceremonial items. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, silver-gilt objects are also highly prized for their durability and resistance to tarnish.

Dimensions

H 2 x D 0.6 cm

Weight (in grams)

74

Condition

Enhance the Beauty of Your Jewelry with Proper Care

Wearing your jewelry is a special way to express yourself and add a touch of personal style to any look. However, to ensure your jewelry remains in pristine condition, there are a few simple steps you need to take to keep it looking its best.

General Care Instructions:

Remove jewelry when showering or bathing, especially when at the beach, in the sea or in chlorinated water.
Avoid wearing jewelry while doing physical work such as housekeeping, gardening or exercise.
Storing your jewelry in a dry and cool place will help protect it from moisture, dirt and dust.
Keeping it away from harsh chemicals such as bleach, ammonia and chlorine will help to avoid discoloration and damage.
Cleaning your jewelry regularly with a soft cloth will help to keep it looking shiny and new.
Avoid exposing your jewelry to extreme temperatures, such as leaving it in direct sunlight or near a heater, as this can cause damage.
Handle your jewelry carefully and avoid dropping it, as this can cause the stones to loosen or the metals to scratch.
Finally, if possible, have your jewelry professionally checked and serviced. This will ensure that any potential problems are spotted and fixed before they become worse.

By following these tips, you can enjoy your precious jewelry for many years to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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