|Period:|| ||1750 - 1899|
A Holbeinesque brooch set with a cabochon emerald, pearls and diamonds, French Domestique gold Hallmark (1838-1919)
The original jewelry design drawings by the famous German painter Hans Holbein the younger (1497-1543), court painter of King Henry VII of England. (now in the collection of the British Museum) where the inspiration for this Neo- Renaissance style.
Characteristic for “Holbeinesque” jewels are the little flowers in red-green-blue Cloisonné enamel with a large oval cabochon stone in the centre. The most famous parure of the19th century was the Devonshire parure made in the Holbeinesque style by the London jeweler Hancocks to be worn at the Coronation of the Tsaar of Russia in 1856 by Countess Granville as a representive of Queen Victoria. The style became high fashion after the 1862 International Exhibition in London where manyexhibitors displayed “Holbeinesque” pieces.
Even after the fact that many pendants wheremade at the time, a piece of jewelry in this style is a rarity to find nowadays and very sought after by jewelry collectors.
This Neo=Renaissance style was inspired by the famous German painter Hans Holbein the younger (1497-1543), court painter of King Henry VIII of England.
Size: 7.0 X 3.0 cm
Weight: 27.7 gram
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