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Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry

Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry

Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach 1861-1918. Cuttlefish. Superb Symbolist Brooch. Gold Enamel Pearl Ruby. Marks – ‘WLC’ monogram. German, c.1900. Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry

Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry

Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach (1861-1918) – German goldsmith who worked in the Art Nouveau style. His beautiful works are often confused with other jewelers’. Wilhelm Cranach worked as a forester, an artist – portrait painter, designer, and silversmith. He became known in Berlin as an artist of applied art and a jeweler since 1900. His rich jewelry was made in the Art Nouveau style. Exquisite Art Nouveau jewelry by Wilhelm von Lucas Cranach was similar in design to the jewelry of the famous French jeweler Rene Jules Lalique. Artworks by William Lucas Cranach at its core are the intersection of the boundaries of art and jewelry. William Lucas Cranach has revolutionized the traditional art of jewelry.
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Hyperrealistic still life by Faberge

Hyperrealistic still life by Faberge

Hyperrealistic still life by Faberge. 1905

Hyperrealistic still life by Faberge. Unique still life “gentleman’s set” with vodka and herring from Faberge (1905) was bought for 800 thousand dollars at Russian art auction in London. This is one of the most interesting works ever made by Faberge. Nothing like this by Faberge is ever found, apparently, it captured the avant-garde movements and the revolutionary spirit of those years. This avant-garde work was bought from a Parisian collector for 800,000 euros. This only masterpiece is able to change our usual idea of ​​the style of Faberge works and, perhaps, even our understanding of the Russian avant-garde in general. Faberge Museum in Baden-Baden added to its collection a unique work of the famous factory of Carl Faberge.
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Antique jewelry watches

Antique jewelry watches 1800

Antique jewelry watches. 1800

Antique jewelry watches.

Time is one of the most surprising and incomprehensible concepts in the world. For many centuries, people have tried to find the best way to measure small intervals of time. First a simple device for measuring time was the sundial invented about 3.5 thousand years ago. Time in such watches could be learned only in the afternoon, so it was replaced by sand-glass. Hourglass appeared about a thousand years ago. History has some more lost time indicators, but only allowed the development of glass-blowing skills to create a relatively precise instrument. However, with hourglass only a small period of time could be measured. Mechanical clock appeared in Europe in the XV century. It is curious that instead of the numbers on the dial there were letters.
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Elena Plekhanova stone paintings

Elena Plekhanova stone paintings

“Yuri Gagarin”. Elena Plekhanova stone paintings

Elena Plekhanova stone paintings.

Elena Plekhanova (Orlova) passionately loves stones. She is a professional geologist, graduated from Mining and Geology Department, Donetsk University, specializing in Minerals and Environmental Geology. Elena Plekhanova lives and works together with her ​​husband, a jeweler, in the city of Vyshgorod of Kiev region. They are both geologists, so they are wizards of stones, which they love and study for a long time. The world of minerals reveals rich color palette, and is able to inspire any creative artistic mind. Creating painting of minerals is similar to creating mosaics, or doing a puzzle. Besides, such creative work with stones has a therapeutic effect. For her paintings Elena uses various minerals – rock crystal, citrine, topaz, carnelian, petrified fossil wood, etc. Alas, no one photograph can fully transmit the beauty and the play of light in the stones. In artificial light they look particularly brilliant.
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Unique Icons by Angelica Artyomenko

Unique Icons by Angelica Artyomenko

Unique Icons by Angelica Artyomenko, beautiful Moscow based artist

Unique Icons by Angelica Artyomenko.

Beautiful young artist Angelica Artyomenko creates Orthodox icons of great beauty. She works in her own technology with the use of some techniques of old Russian pearl embroidery (the same as in the imperial Russia when the royal robes were embroidered and decorated with beads). Faces of Saints Angelica paints herself on a thin canvas, by episcopal blessing. Then hand embroiders and decorates Saints Images with Japanese beads, pearls, natural stones (carnelian, amethyst, lapis lazuli, garnet, pearl, etc.), church spool cords, metallic gold thread, sequins and stones of jewelry faceting.
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French jewellery house Boucheron

French jewellery house Boucheron

Ring set with white and brown diamonds, blue and purple sapphires, cabochon pear shaped blue and purple sapphires and cabochon black sapphires, in white gold. French jewellery house Boucheron

French jewellery house Boucheron was founded 155 years ago. Then the young adventurer Frederic Boucheron went in search of precious stones. The thirst for beauty and adventure never left him until his death. The first eponymous boutique Boucheron opened in 1858, in the Galerie de Valois, at Palais-Royal. Boucheron was a pioneer among jewelry “technicians” of Paris. In 1893, Frederic Boucheron became the first jeweler to move to Place Vendome, where Boucheron remains to this day. He believed that the diamonds in the windows at the sunniest corner of the square would sparkle more brilliantly. In 1893 French jewellery house Boucheron also opened a store in Moscow.
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Albert Weiss vintage jewelry

Albert Weiss vintage jewelry

Extra large and impressive Weiss butterfly pin. Albert Weiss vintage jewelry

Albert Weiss vintage jewelry

American jeweler Albert Weiss was born and raised in New York. He learned his craft working at the huge company Coro and Marvella Jewelry, which produced a wide range of costume jewelry. In 1942 he opened his own business on Fifth Avenue in New York. The earliest works of Albert Weiss had ‘WEISS’ signature (block capitals) which was then followed by ‘Weiss’ (in script). Later pieces, from the late 1940s onwards are often marked ‘Albert Weiss’ or A W Co. In the latter the W is portrayed with a crown symbol. Weiss jewelry designs of 1940s and 1950s are valued today for their astonishing style. Many of Weiss’ pieces are considered collectibles, and all embody unmistakable style. He is well known for the use of high quality Austrian rhinestones with excellent clarity. He started using rhinestones that looked like the German Smokey quartz and were termed “Black Diamond”. Like most of the other pieces designed in this era, Weiss jewelry is intended to stand out and augment a women’s beauty with shine and design.
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