Art Nouveau Pin Set PIERRE BEX Vintage Jewelry
In my 30+ years of collecting vintage jewelry, Pierre Bex has always been one of my favorite designers. Art Deco styles by Pierre Bex are relatively easy to find but the Art Nouveau styles are not easy to find.
This pair of scatter bow pins has a flowing ribbon design; very much Art Nouveau. I don't know exactly why the Art Nouveau styles are so hard to find. I believe they were made in the earlier years of production (early 1970s) but as they began to produce more Art Deco designs, the Art Deco designs sold at a faster pace and production of Art Nouveau styles slowed down.
These elegant petite pins are the same design but the enamels are different colors. One is purple and lavender and the other is ruby red with burnt orange. Both have pierced antiqued silver metal settings behind inset clear rhinestone chatons.
Medium petite in size, the pins are 1 3/4" long or 46 mm x 1/2" tall or 14 mm.
Both pins are in exceptional pristine clean like new condition and appear to have never been worn. The backs are heavily antiqued silver with trombone style clasps. All of the rhinestones are original, present, and super sparkling. There are no imperfections, flaws, or signs of wear. The pins are not signed.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a presentation brooch box.
Pierre Bex jewelry was made in France from 1969 until the end of the 1980s. The designs are handcrafted using molds and stampings dating back to the late 1800s. The jeweler is no longer in production, which means that it is becoming increasingly difficult to find, especially the more exquisite pieces. The wonderful Art Nouveau and Art Deco designs use antiqued silver (an old process of placing a layer of silver over copper), colorful enamel, and sparkling rhinestones.