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Topaz and Rock Crystal Bodice Ornament, circa 1770 Large rhinestones are perfectly acceptable as long as they are a central focus point! Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry, Jewelry Box, Fine Jewelry, Jewellery, Crystal Fashion, Royal Jewels, Schmuck Design, Modern Jewelry

Stalking the Belle Époque

Join me on my search for all things fine, gracious, grand and glorious. We are awash in rudeness, garishness and sloth. Together, let's look for the beautiful things that still remain. Yes, we'll focus quite a lot on The Victorian and the Edwardian. However, our goal is to find the beauty that seems to be missing in all aspects of our lives. Maybe, together, we can start a new Belle Époque.

Brooch Paris, France (made) ca. 1930 Raymond Templier, born 1891 - died 1968 (designer) White gold, brilliant-cut diamonds, onyx and coral * Image on Copyright * Bijoux Art Deco, Art Deco Jewelry, Jewellery Box, Jewlery, Diamond Brooch, Art Deco Diamond, Jean Fouquet, Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry

Mastery of Design: The Templier Bar Brooch, 1930

Brooch Raymond Templier, 1930 The Victoria & Albert Museum The Parisian jeweler Raymond Templier (1891-1968) was one of an elite group of Art Deco designers who helped proliferate a geometric style that looked towards Cubism and eventually defined the look of the era. In 1930 , Templier remarked in the “Goldsmiths' Journal,” “As I walk in the streets I see ideas for jewellery everywhere, the wheels, the cars, the machinery of today.” This inspiration is obvious in his work which relies on…

Worn by Queen Maud of Norway for her Coronation - 1906 Princess Maud of Wales (Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria; 26 November 1869 – 20 November was Queen of Norway. Royal Crowns, Royal Tiaras, Tiaras And Crowns, Royal Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry, Elizabethan Era, Norwegian Royalty, Victoria And Albert Museum, Crown Jewels

The British Museum and the Victoria and Albert

Descriptions of The British Museums and the V&A, two of London's best free museumsalong with the fabulous treasure you can find in them.

Amsterdam (made) early century Van Ceulen, Oosterwyk (watchmaker)Watch at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London Steampunk Pocket Watch, Pocket Watch Antique, Old Pocket Watches, Art Du Monde, Instruments, Antique Watches, Amsterdam Netherlands, Telling Time, Victoria And Albert Museum

Watch | Van Ceulen, Oosterwyk | V&A Explore The Collections

Silver watch, signed 'A Osterwyk Van Ceulen, Amsterdam', with a casemaker's mark 'PI', Holland, early 18th century

Afternoon dress, ca 1785 England, the Victoria & Albert Museum “ In the and printed cotton fabrics began to replace silk in popularity for women’s gowns. The material of this gown has a dotted ground and is printed in a repeating pattern. 18th Century Dress, 18th Century Costume, 18th Century Clothing, 18th Century Fashion, Vintage Dresses, Vintage Outfits, Vintage Fashion, Victorian Dresses, Victorian Gothic

Old Rags

Fashion history blog run by Katie, 21/f/NC, studying art history at UNC Charlotte. *** Twitter version *** Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence *** Find me at: 23 Skidoo! DeviantART *** Click "browse" to find whatever it is you're looking for.

 Cartier Tiara c. Cartier Tiara c. Child and Child Plique a Jour Tiara Wilson Winged Chalcedony and Rock Crystal Tiara Victoria & Albert Museum Collection. Cartier Aquamarine and Diamond Tiara c. Royal Crowns, Tiaras And Crowns, Lovers Knot Tiara, Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry, Ancient Jewelry, Art Du Monde, Diamond Tiara, Gold Tiara

Diadem | Castellani | V&A Explore The Collections

Antique Tiara, Italy (19th c.; made by Alessandro Castellani; pearls, glass, enamel, gold). © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Stalking the Belle Époque Pearl Love, Pearl And Lace, Ivory Pearl, Pearl Choker, Pearl Jewelry, Pearl Necklace, Edwardian Jewelry, Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry

Necklace | Unknown | V&A Explore The Collections

A necklace of four strands of pearls graduated by size. The gold clasp is set with sapphires and diamonds, England, ca. 1910

Sir Thomas Knyvett's Sapphire Gold Seal - c. late century - High Sheriff of Norfolk, married to Muriel, daughter of Sir Thomas Parr, Treasurer of the Household to Queen Elizabeth Renaissance Jewelry, Ancient Jewelry, Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry, Tudor Monarchs, Elizabethan Era, Coin Ring, Royal Jewelry, Victoria And Albert Museum

Seal and Case | Unknown | V&A Explore The Collections

Sapphire seal engraved with the arms of Knyvett and mounted in enamelled gold, with a gold case, also enamelled, England, ca.1580

Mirror Place of origin: Genoa (city), Italy (made) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Old Mirrors, Vintage Mirrors, Vintage Wood, Trumeau Mirror, Ornate Mirror, Mirror Mirror, Shabby Chic Mirror, Mirror Plates, Home Decor Mirrors

Mirror | Unknown | V&A Explore The Collections

A pier glass of rococo form and ornament, consisting of a single, shaped plate, framed by smaller border plates with engraved ornament, set between carved and gilded pinewood framing sections.

The Killer Cabinet dolls house, England Antique Dollhouse, Dollhouse Dolls, Antique Dolls, Dollhouse Miniatures, Miniature Rooms, Miniature Houses, Mini Houses, Museum Of Childhood, V & A Museum

Playing with dolls? • V&A Blog

As part of my Heritage Lottery Fund/Institute of Conservation Internship at the V&A, I’ve been working with Furniture Conservation preparing ‘Small Stories: Dolls Houses and the History of the Home’ , an exhibition that opens...

Early century German Pomander at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London by ava Renaissance Jewelry, Ancient Jewelry, Antique Jewelry, Gold Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry, Vintage Lockets, Metal Jewelry, Vintage Silver, Antique Perfume Bottles

Pomander | Unknown | V&A Explore The Collections

Pomander, of gold openwork, enamelled in pale-blue and white, decorated and hung with pearls, probably German, early 17th century

Fan Place of origin: France (made) Date: mid century (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Mother of pearl, pierced, carved and gilded Museum number: Antique Fans, Vintage Fans, Hand Held Fan, Hand Fans, Objets Antiques, Elegante Y Chic, Fan Decoration, V & A Museum, Parasol

Fan | Unknown | V&A Explore The Collections

Brisé fan in mother of pearl, pierced and carved; made in France, 1800-1850

Materials and Colour in Costume Design - Victoria and Albert Museum Victoria And Albert Museum, Costume Design, Illusions, Objects, Textiles, Costumes, Theatre, Painting, Colour

Materials and Colour in Costume Design

Theatrical costumes do not have to use expensive materials to create the illusion of grandeur. In the 18th century materials were stiffened with paper, and tinsel became decoration. Jewels were glass backed with cardboard. Since the 1930s, makers have used everything from industrial products to household objects.