Floral necklace 1890

145

FLORA

Bouquet

Necklace

Belgium

Ca. 1890

Unknown

750/1000 gold 18 ct, silver, rose-cut diamonds, mauve and pink naturals pearls

 37,6 x 30,6 mm

 12,9 grams

Good

Sold

 

 

A diamond-set floral necklace, 1890’s Belgium
Photo 1: Rijksmuseum. Bloemstudie, Charles Aubry, ca. 1875 – ca. 1895.
Photo 3: While searching similar jewellery, I saw neat ladies with hats passing by. However, also a not so typical, unusual photo from around 1900 shows a necklace of this type.
In Victorian times, women from the higher class have tattooed their bodies as a symbol of their independence. In the book “Subversive Bodies: A Historical Secret of Women and Tattoos”, Margot Mifflin explains that this was a feminist gesture, in which women gained control of their bodies.

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