Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Glass, Silver Napkin Rings 8992-2648

 335,00 VAT incl. (where applicable)

These stylish mid 20th century (1950-1970) napkin rings features 77gms glass crafted in 925′ silver. Thomas D Pannett & Son London 1945.

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Details: 77gms glass, silver Napkin Rings, Thomas D Pannett & Son London 1945.
Dispatches from a small business in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Dimensions: H 3 x 5 cm.
Weight in grams: 77.
Condition: Excellent condition – barely used with minimal signs of wear.

Design Area

Area Information

The 1950s were a time of great cultural and technological change, marked by the emergence of rock 'n' roll, the birth of the "Beat" Generation, the launch of Sputnik, and the beginning of the space race. These events, and the knowledge that the world was living in a nuclear age, contributed to the development of an aesthetic known as the "Atomic Age," which was reflected in various aspects of design, including jewelry.
In 1947, Christian Dior introduced a new look in fashion that brought back a more feminine silhouette, rejecting the somber styles that had been popular during wartime. This new look, featuring a fitted bodice and décolleté neckline atop a full skirt flowing out from a tight-fitted waistline, called for a revised design aesthetic for the jewelry and accessories that accompanied it. Jewelry during this time was characterized by a trend towards more elaborate and ornate pieces, with the phrase "the more the merrier" seeming to apply.
To complete this elegant and stylish look, diamonds set in platinum were often worn across the feminine décolletage and on the ears, which were newly revealed by upswept hair held in place by diamond clips. The DeBeers Diamond Corporation ensured that the demand for diamonds would not wane with their "A Diamond is Forever" campaign, which promoted the use of diamonds at all income levels, particularly the rapidly growing middle class. They also cleverly awarded prizes to jewelers worldwide who incorporated beauty, design, function, and diamonds into their modern compositions.

Materials

Material Information

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.

glass

Glass is a transparent, amorphous (non-crystalline) solid material that is made from silica (silicon dioxide) and other additives. It has a wide range of practical, technological, and decorative uses, including window panes, tableware, and optoelectronics.

There are many different types of glass, but the most common and familiar type is soda-lime glass, which is made from approximately 75% silicon dioxide (SiO2), sodium oxide (Na2O), calcium oxide (CaO), and minor additives. Soda-lime glass is used to make ordinary glazing and container glass, and it is known for its clarity and durability.

Pure silica can be used to make a very clear and durable quartz glass, but it is more difficult to work with due to its high melting temperature. Other types of glass, such as borosilicate glass and tempered glass, are made with different additives and manufacturing processes to improve their properties for specific applications.

Glass has a long history of use, dating back to ancient civilizations. It is a versatile and widely used material that has played a significant role in the development of modern society.

Dimensions

H 3 x 5 cm

Weight (in grams)

77

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