Art nouveau

I have a small collection of late nineteen century and Art nouveau jewelry. They are easy to find around here, at the flea market, brought from Austria and France, and I was really lucky many times to recognize them in piles of cheap, uninteresting, newer stuff.

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This brooch is the latest find, it is marked Fix, which is the mark of a French company that produced gold plated art nouveau jewelry at the end of the nineteen, beginning of the twentieth century. It’s funny that to me the mark has a very nineties look :), it doesn’t seem as something that is 100 years old. But I recognized the closing system of the brooch and also the quality of the material.

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This brooch is also marked Fix:

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These brooches, pendants and lockets are not marked, but their style is easily recognizable.

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These brooches and ring are silver:

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I received this snakes brass necklace as a birthday gift a few years ago. It’s one of my favorites, although I don’t wear it often, the closing system is kind of fragile and I would be devastated to loose it.

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I am really proud of this find: a celluloid and rhinestone bangle from the twenties, most probably. I have found it among lots of plastic and metal bangles in a box at the flea market. It’s really pretty and it fits me (usually bangles are too big as I have small hands and wrists).

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I’m not sure about this bangle, if it is really old or a copy (although I have the feeling it is old). It is pretty anyway. It’s silver plated brass and it has a mark, but I didn’t have any luck finding out about what it is when I googled it. DSCN8832

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And last, an art deco ring from the twenties or thirties. It’s brass and Czech faceted glass. I wear it a lot lately.

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Linking up with Vintage Bliss Tuesdays party and Thriftasaurus.
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9 thoughts on “Art nouveau

  1. What beautiful things. I love that these are not the high quality silver items you find at the antique shop, but more of comparably cheap everyday-wear jewellery, I would have considered these being quite rare. I do dig through tins and boxes like these regularly, but rarely find something interesting. You really showed me that it is worth to keep on searching.

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