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French Art Nouveau Platinum & 18ct Gold Dragon & Diamond Tie Pin

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A beautiful French 18ct gold tie pin of a Dragon. The winged beast is seen grasping a diamond in it’s mouth, which is its prey.
It was made in the Art Nouveau period. This was an artistic movement which peaked in popularity between 1890 and 1910 and influenced all fields of art, architecture and applied art. It is a French term meaning “new art” and is characterised by organic and plant motifs as well as other highly stylised forms. It was also heavily influenced by oriental art.
It was in 1854, Japan reluctantly signed the Japan-US Treaty of Peace and Amity, which ended the island chain’s seclusion that had been in place for more than 200 years. The Americans, Russians, and British governments were all eager to capitalise on the new resources available, but it was France, under the leadership of Napoleon III who built shipyards in Japan in exchange for the right to import Japanese goods. The introduction of both modern and antique Japanese artistic designs created a fascination with dragons, lotus flowers and other natural themes that significantly influenced the motifs of the Art Nouveau period. This 18ct gold tie pin epitomises the period. All our tie pins come with a stopper at the end of the pin

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Date & OriginArt Nouveau (1890-1915), French
MeasurementsDiamond approx total weight 25 points
Height 15mm
Width 15mm
ConditionVery Good
HallmarksMarked 'Depose' which means 'registered' in French, it was used circa 1900 and meant the design was registered somewhere
Eagle's head ( French mark for 18ct Gold )
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