We have similar Chinese and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Age Circa : Art Deco C. Gram Weight : 58.2 grams.Material : Woven silk cord, silk tassel. Diameter : 9.43 mm to 18.4 mm. Pendant measurements : 40.39 mm length, 25.39 mm width. Diameter : 6.02 mm to 6.71 mm. Depth : 3.63 mm to 4.77 mm. The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Carved and polished celluloid, carved and polished round ebony wood beads.
Pendant measurements : 7.5" length, 0.98" width. Closure/Clasp Type: This necklace lacks a clasp and is meant to be worn over the head.
Handmade during the Art Deco era in China. Jewelry made in China was extremely popular amongst European and North American aristocrats during this time period. Composed of a woven cord strung with many carved celluloid beads. The celluloid showcase gorgeous cream hues and beautiful circular and floral-like designs.
Each larger celluloid bead also contains base metal accents in the center. Ebony wood beads with black hues were also strung on the black woven cord, providing gorgeous contrast. A huge silk string tassel dangles at the bottom of the lavaliere pendant.
When worn, the bottom of the tassel rests beneath the stomach on most people. There is a minor chip from one of the celluloid beads; however, the bead remains secure, and this does not affect wear.The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940.
Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specially cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually take weeks to months to completely craft by hand.
Chinese export jewelry became popular during the late Victorian period and persisted until the 1960s. During this period, Chinese craftsmen were considered by far the best in the world. The rich and wealthy would custom-order a piece through their local jeweler, who would send the design off to China to be made and sent back to Europe.
This lengthy process was very expensive, making Chinese export pieces highly desirable, then and now. Chinese stone cutters were considered some of the finest artisans in the world. They would spend years learning to hand-carve many different types of stones, and excelled in creating finely detailed pieces other artisans couldn't even hope to compare to.Their skill was so refined that they could even carve delicate stones like coral and jade. Chinese stone cutters were so talented that Victorian era European socialites would commission pieces from them, preferring the hefty price tag that came with such high quality work to the ready availability of Western stonework. Ebony is a black hardwood native to Sri Lanka, India, parts of Africa, and Indonesia. This beautiful hardwood is dense and durable, making it an ideal material to use in furniture, sculpture, household wares, and jewelry. It is one of the most expensive woods because of its uniqueness and high demand. Ebony has a rich history, being revered in Ancient Egypt for its beauty and mystery and used in the handle of Samurai swords; it is still a symbol of power, protection, and balance in many cultures today.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US.
This item can be shipped worldwide.