Antique Art Nouveau Era Coral Branch Bracelet
Antique Art Nouveau Era (c.1890s-c.1915) Coral branch bracelet. Bracelet features an early brass spring ring clasp.
Measurements: 6 1/2 inches wide
Weight: 8 grams
The bracelet is in very good antique condition with signs light signs of wear to spring ring clasp and natural variation of coral.
The bracelet is unsigned
History: The Art Nouveau jewelry era (c.1890-c.1915) literally means ‘New Art’ and emphasized an artistic movement within jewelry. The Art Nouveau era overlapped with the Victorian & Edwardian eras, and was relatively brief. However, this era of jewelry made a significant impact on jewelry designs and focused on art being a part of daily life. Art Nouveau jewelry emphasized the natural beauty of semi precious gemstones instead of the price value. Jewelers of this era considered themselves artists more than jewelry-makers. The themes of Art Nouveau jewelry includes mystical, romantic, and natural world depictions. Common designs of Art Nouveau jewelry include flowers such as orchids, insects like butterflies, and depictions of women. Settings with natural gemstones were important elements of Art Nouveau jewelry.