This is a collection acquired in 2017. It is made up of ladies’ buttons, brooches and buckles from around 1900. Made primarily from silver, some are combined with gilding and with cabochons of semi-precious stones and gems from England, France, Germany, Holland and Denmark. These are jewels which are characterized by their extraordinary designs, skilful execution and careful finishes. Almost all of them are signed, which enables the work of the great designers and jewellers of the age to be documented.
The iconographic motifs they `resent are plants such as the lily, the orchid, the carnation, the thistle or the leaf of the oak tree, reflecting a taste for naturalism. However, they also offer an interesting display of the female image, reflecting the relevant role played by women in the artistic production of the time. These decorations come from the Modernisme movement, an aesthetic revolution which was reflected in all aspects of European life from advertising to furniture, sculpture to textiles and in fashion and jewellery between 1880 and 1914.