We have similar Pocket Watch and Art Nouveau items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cait P. Age Circa: Art Nouveau C. Gram Weight: 32.8 g.
Closure/Clasp Type: The piece lacks a bale and will need one attached in order to be worn. Handmade during the Art Nouveau era.
The outside of the pocket watch case features chased patterns of blooming flowers and curling leaves. A blank panel on the front of the case would have traditionally been monogrammed with the initials of the original owner; if desired your local jeweler can easily add a monogram to the piece. The case opens from the top via a hinge, revealing the hollow interior for a watch. The piece lacks a bale and will need on attached if it's to be worn on a chain.Tarnish on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality which we believe is quite lovely. The watch case lacks a bale and will need one attached in order to be worn on a chain. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period.
This era focused on women and the beauty of nature and the pieces were often large. Enamel was a common material used in Art Nouveau jewelry as the period was more about the importance of the design over the materials used to create it.
The Art Nouveau period happened before the start of the first World War, when mass manufacturing took over the production. Of many products, including some jewelry. Chasing is a metalworking technique that uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns onto a metal surface. This process creates a design that is sunk into the front of the surface using indentations, grooves, and channels.
Chasing is thousands of years old and was a very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today. The item "Antique Vintage Art Nouveau 925 Sterling Silver Chased Pocket Watch Case Pendant" is in sale since Saturday, August 15, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.