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Silver Copper “Bear Playing Sousaphone” Miniature 14338-3050

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This exquisite miniature sculpture depicts a bear playing a sousaphone, crafted from a beautiful combination of ‘800 silver and copper. Created by renowned Italian artist Angini, this piece dates back to the early 20th century (1910-1940).

Angelo Angini (1894-1972) who was born in the Tuscan town of Signa, Italy. Angini studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and later became a professor there. He is known for his bronze sculptures, which often feature animals and other natural subjects, and for his public works. Angini’s work can be found in museums and private collections around the world. By Angini, Italy.

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Details: Silver, Copper Miniature, By Angini, Italy *.
Design Era: Early 20th Century (1910-1940).
Dimensions: 64 x 30 x 28 mm.
Weight in grams: 55.
Condition: Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear.

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Design Era

Design & Historical Context

During the 1910s to 1950s, the design of jewelry remained creative and stylish despite being impacted by economic and military events. Jewelry fashions during this time were influenced by various parts of the world, including the Near and Far East, and featured both exotic and geometric patterns that reflected the emergence of the machine age. New York became an important center for fashion along with Paris, and European jewelry companies had the opportunity to sell to and purchase from the Indian subcontinent. Art Deco jewelry, characterized by the use of numerous gemstones, was popular during this time, and the use of gold in jewelry increased in popularity due to its lower cost compared to platinum. Jewelry design also attracted artists and designers from various fields, giving hints about the direction that the industry would take in the future.

Materials & Craftsmanship


Silver is a white metallic element that is known for its excellent conductivity of heat and electricity. It is represented on the periodic table of elements by the symbol Ag, and it is a member of the noble metals, which are known for their excellent resistance to oxidation.

Silver is a relatively soft metal, with a hardness that is intermediate between gold and copper. It is more malleable and ductile than gold, which means that it can be easily shaped and molded into various forms. However, it is not as hard as copper, which means that it is more prone to scratches and other types of damage.

Because of its softness, silver is usually alloyed with another metal to harden it enough to maintain the desired shape and details when it is used in jewelry and other decorative objects. This helps to give it the necessary strength and durability for use in these types of applications.

Throughout history, silver has played a prominent role in the production of jewelry and objets d'art. It is prized for its beauty and versatility, and it is often used in a wide variety of different types of jewelry, including rings, earrings, pendants, and bracelets. It is also used in decorative objects, such as candlesticks, vases, and other decorative items.


Copper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu and atomic number 29. It is a soft, malleable, and ductile metal that is known for its high thermal and electrical conductivity. Copper has been used by humans for thousands of years, and it was one of the first metals to be smelted from sulfide ores, cast into shapes, and alloyed with other metals. In ancient times, copper was mined in several regions of the world, including Cyprus, which is where the metal gets its name. The word "copper" is derived from the Latin word "cuprum," which is itself derived from the Greek word "kyprios," meaning "of Cyprus." Copper has many uses, including in electrical wiring, roofing, and plumbing, as well as in the production of coins, jewelry, and other decorative items. It is an important component of many alloys, including bronze and brass, and it is also used in the production of chemicals and other industrial products.


64 x 30 x 28 mm


Weight (in grams)



Enhance the Beauty of Your Jewelry with Proper Care

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General Care Instructions:

Remove jewelry when showering or bathing, especially when at the beach, in the sea or in chlorinated water.
Avoid wearing jewelry while doing physical work such as housekeeping, gardening or exercise.
Storing your jewelry in a dry and cool place will help protect it from moisture, dirt and dust.
Keeping it away from harsh chemicals such as bleach, ammonia and chlorine will help to avoid discoloration and damage.
Cleaning your jewelry regularly with a soft cloth will help to keep it looking shiny and new.
Avoid exposing your jewelry to extreme temperatures, such as leaving it in direct sunlight or near a heater, as this can cause damage.
Handle your jewelry carefully and avoid dropping it, as this can cause the stones to loosen or the metals to scratch.
Finally, if possible, have your jewelry professionally checked and serviced. This will ensure that any potential problems are spotted and fixed before they become worse.

By following these tips, you can enjoy your precious jewelry for many years to come.







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