Gold 9ct Art Nouveaui pendant set with amethyst and seed pearls in an amethyst drop, with makers mark HW, circa 1900.
Measures 4.5cm long
About the Art Nouveau Period
The Art Nouveau Period was when ornamental style of art flourished between about 1890 and 1910 throughout Europe and the United States. Art Nouveau is characterized by its use of a long, sinuous, organic line and was employed most often in architecture, interior design, jewelry and glass design, posters, and illustration.
This lovely brooch is an example of jewellery of that period, simple but elegant.