Epochs

ANTIQUE JEWELLERY – UNTIL ABOUT 1950

As a generally accepted rule of thumb may apply: An antique is at least 100 years old.
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VINTAGE – AFTER 1950

Jewellery of a later date, produced pieces after 1950, with stylistic references to characteristics
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GEORGIAN - 1714 TO 1837

The 4 kings ( George1 – George 4) outlasting time period was a time of growing prosperity for the English
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BIEDERMEIER - ABOUT 1814 TO 1848

Owed to the circumstances due to political changes and compulsions after the wars of liberation at the beginning of
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VICTORIAN - 1837 TO 1901

The Victorian age describes the long period of government of Queen Victoria.
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HISTORICISIM - ABOUT 1840 TO 1914

This epoch is acknowledged as the link between the Biedermeier period and Art Nouveau.
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ART NOUVEAU – 1897 UNTIL ABOUT 1920

This art historical epoch began during the last years of the 19th century and lasted a little bit longer than 20 years.
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EDWARDIAN - 1901 TO 1914

This epoch of the British cultural history extended from the throne ascent of Edward 7th in the year 1901
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ART DECO - FROM ABOUT 1920 TO 1940

This movement in design history had major significance over a time period of about 20 years. Floral and organic motifs
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