Antique Jewellery in Art

Antique Jewellery in Art

We can learn a great deal about antique and vintage jewellery by studying old masterpieces. I hope you enjoy the stunning works below and feel as inspired by them as I do. I choose a few at seeming random but looking at them now as a whole I am struck by the shared sense of calm and grace emanating from the fine lines and sensual colours.  I also note a predominance of pearls and ferronières.

Herzogin Ludovika in Bayern, geborene Prinzessin von Bayern. Mother of Empress Elizabeth of Austria

Herzogin Ludovika in Bayern, geborene Prinzessin von Bayern. Mother of Empress Elizabeth of Austria

 

antique-royals- Joseph Karl Stieler

Antique-royals- painting by Joseph Karl Stieler

Maria Feodorovna diamond and pearl necklace with bow motif

Maria Feodorovna diamond and pearl necklace with bow motif

Pierre Mignard - The Marquise de Seignelay and Two of her Sons

Full title: The Marquise de Seignelay and Two of her Sons Artist: Pierre Mignard Date made: 1691 Source: http://www.nationalgalleryimages.co.uk/ Contact: picture.library@nationalgallery.co.uk Copyright © The National Gallery, London

Marie Antoinette's Playhouse

Marie Antoinette’s Playhouse

Portrait of a Lady by Friedrich Wilhelm Herdt

Portrait of a Lady by Friedrich Wilhelm Herdt

If you love these paintings above, you may also enjoy my Antique and Vintage Jewellery in Art and Photography Pinterest board here.

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