Joe’s Special Box – Volume 17

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Are you seeing double?  At first glance, it would seem so…  but upon closer inspection of this Art Nouveau darling – you’ll discover a difference or two.  Identical amethyst stones are cradled in a matte gold engraved frame; what a stunning canvas they create for this pair of delightful paintings!

First, on the left side, a young girl mischievously holds a colorful bouquet of flowers over the head of her playmate, a golden-haired cherub.  Then, on the right, an impish cherub sits on the lap of a girl with a nosegay of posies in hand while she holds his bow in the air.  What an array of whimsical imagery!

Art Nouveau (1890-1910) revealed in the female form.  It was a celebration of the woman, often combined with nature.  Multicolored enamel brought life to the jewels created during this time.  Soft colored gemstones like moonstone, amethyst, and pearls added an element of shimmer to this wearable art.  Pieces from this era are highly sought after and often collected; much like this brooch that made its way into Joe’s Special Box.  

Go to our site and look, then come to Joden and touch.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Shelly Isacco

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