We have similar Mughal and Wedding items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Markings: Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight: 439.5 Grams. Item Measurements: The belt has a wearable length of 35" and is 1.5" wide.
The buckle measures 1.95" in length and 0.65" wide. Men's or Women's: Unisex. Notable Features: This belt was handmade during the Art Nouveau era.
The belt is made out of. 925 sterling silver and was most likely made in Rajasthan in northern India to be used as a wedding adornment. The style of this belt is a classic example of the Mughal style which. Often features intricate and ornate designs, as can be seen in this piece.Mughal jewelry and fashion were very popular amongst Grand Tour travelers who visited the region. A Grand Tour was the traditional holiday of the wealthy during the Art Nouveau, and an opportunity to learn more about the cultures, art, and histories of other countries. This heavy belt is comprised of sterling silver diamond-shaped accents which are linked together and are articulated, allowing for natural movement with the body when worn.
To keep the belt secure when worn, it is completed with a sturdy screw clasp. Due to its design, the belt can only be worn at its maximum length of 35. A unique example of a Grand Tour souvenir bought in Rajasthan, this belt would make an excellent addition to any antique collection or wardrobe. Don't miss your chance to preserve this piece of cultural history. This listing is for the item only.This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period. This era focused on women, and the beauty of nature and the pieces were often large. Enamel was a standard material used in Art Nouveau jewelry as the period was more about the importance of the design over the materials used to create it. The Art Nouveau period happened before the start of the first World War, when mass manufacturing took over the production of many products, including some jewelry. Mughal jewelry emerged in India during the Mughal dynasty, beginning in the 16th century.
Jewelry was an important symbol indicating a persons status in society. The elite wore highly ornate and massively jeweled pieces. As the Mughal empire conquered the majority of India, the Mughal style spread to many other regions, being incorporated into many Indian cultures.
Pieces usually display intricate designs, massive amounts of gemstones, and elaborate enameling. The Grand Tour was a popular vacation during the Georgian and Victorian eras.
This vacation was generally between two and four years long, and it allowed wealthy people the opportunity to study different cultures, architecture, and art. Articulated pieces of jewelry are usually composed of two or more pieces connected by a flexible joint, hinge, or pivot to allow for realistic movement. This technique is used to lend a lifelike quality to animal figures, or to allow jewelry to drape elegantly, like a snake chain. The item "Antique Vintage Art Nouveau Sterling 325 Silver Rajasthan Mughal Wedding Belt" is in sale since Tuesday, October 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Asian & East Indian".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.