Faux Friday: Mourning and Sentimental Art Revivals, Part 2

April 9, 2010

The more prominent the art style and its effect on jewellery, the more simple it is to evaluate. However, Baroque- and Rococo-style pieces are more difficult to judge for two main reasons: their replication will bring in greater money; and these periods had Victorian revivals.

While the 19th century saw a clash of revival styles and flourishes, Rococo styles were among the most popular. To a collector, however, the revival pieces will be obvious.

Pure Rococo and Barque pieces are very different from anything produced in the 19th century, which used earlier flourishes to add to different jewellery. The original pieces are pure and ornate to their nature.

2 Responses to “Faux Friday: Mourning and Sentimental Art Revivals, Part 2”


  1. The collector’s world is beset on all sides by fakers, dodgy dealers and the unscrupulous! Good job we’ve got you to help us avoid the mistakes that could ruin collecting for us!


  2. […] say, the ‘Dear Remains’. This piece works in unison with itself; even the acanthus and floral Rococo Revival influence in the over-arching Gothic Revival style of the gold work that was so common during the […]


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