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[Trivia] 18th century


#1

I propose the next obscure question:

Jewelry in the form of an arrow was very popular during the 18th
century…

  1. What/who was the arrow a reference to?

  2. What precious or colors of stones are these arrows
    typically set with?

  3. What countries were arrow jewelry particularly popular in? Wee
    hint: One can be seen in Goya’s painting “Que Tal”, in the Mus�e des
    Beaux Artes in Lille.

  4. Arrows enjoyed a revival under France’s second empire as s�ret�
    pins used to secure hats and dresses, through the marketing of what
    well known jewelry house still in existence today?

I hope that the proper accents are legible!


#2

The answers for this Tirivia round… No winners :frowning:

   Jewelry in the form of an arrow was very popular during the 18th
century.... 
  1. What/who was the arrow a reference to? 

The arrow is a reference to Cupid and his darts. This jewelry was
typically a love gift of the time.

   2. What precious or colors of stones are these arrows
typically set with? 

he arrows were most often set with diamonds and/or emeralds, or,
white and green stones or paste.

   3. What countries were  arrow jewelry particularly popular in?
Wee hint: One can be seen in Goya's painting "Que Tal", in the Mus�e
des Beaux Artes in Lille. 

Mostly popular in Portugal, but also in Spain in the 1790’s.

   4. Arrows enjoyed a revival under France's second empire as
s�ret� pins used to secure hats and dresses, through the marketing
of what well known jewelry house still in existence today?  

Cartier.

Questions and answers were obtained from a book called: “Triumph of
Love, Jewelry 1530-1930” by Geoffry C. Munn. Page 58.

Now who is next?

Hanuman