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Beautiful Silver filigree art

Silver filigree art Taj Mahal model, India 19-20 century

Replica of Taj Mahal model, India 19-20th century. Silver filigree art

Silver filigree art is a delicate lace like jewellery metalwork. And the true pieces of jewelry art made Italian, Russian, Indian and French metalwork masters from 1660 to the late 19th century. Though filigree has become a special branch of jewellery in modern times, however, it was historically part of the ordinary work of a jeweler. The stunning jewelry of the Greek and Etruscan filigree of the 6th to the 3rd centuries BC preserved in the Louvre and in the British Museum. Italian and European silver from seventeen-twenty century is mostly silver artworks of precious and rare unique silver filigree works.

Silver filigree art Taj Mahal model, India 19-20 century

Detail of Silver filigree Taj Mahal model, India 19-20 century

Italian antique silverware represented by the leading engineering companies, including Roman jeweler Vincenzo Bailey, one of Baroque masters belonging to the eighteenth century. The museum of the Hermitage at Saint Petersburg has an amazingly rich collection of Scythian jewelry from the tombs of the Crimea. Many bracelets and necklaces in that collection are made of twisted wire, some in as many as seven rows of plaiting, with clasps in the shape of heads of animals. And silver filigree art pieces from UK, France, Russia are among the most prestigious fashion houses of the twentieth century, including Bulgari, Buccellati and Tiffany.

Silver filigree art

A pair of two-handled silver filigree vase, Palermo Sicily, 18th century

Silver filigree art

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