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.
Markings : "China" on the back of the pendant. Gram Weight : 3.4 grams. 925 sterling silver jump ring bale, sterling silver pendant with base metal backing. Color: opaque cream and brown hues.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 resin.
Length, including bale: 1.30. Bale measurements: 4.30 mm long, 2.55 mm wide. Closure/Clasp Type: Jump ring bale. Handmade during the Art Deco era in China. Chinese export jewelry was highly desirable during this period.925 sterling silver as well as a base metal backing. Features a beautiful resin stone carved into an elegant floral motif with curling vines. Surrounding the stone are geometric curving wire designs. The stone is bordered by lovely foliate motifs that was adorned with hand-applied translucent blue Guilloche enamel. Completed with a standard bale, allowing it to be worn on a variety of antique chains and necklaces.
The resin stone is slightly loose in its setting, an intentional design choice on the part of the jeweler to prevent damage while setting the stone; however, the stone is completely secure and this does not affect wear. There is also tarnish to the sterling silver and light wear to the Guilloche enamel in some areas, which does not affect wear.
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. The Guilloche method of enameling starts with an etched metal base, usually a highly intricate and repeating geometrical pattern, that is then finished with a translucent to semi-translucent enamel to highlight the carved details underneath to show through and add a metallic luster to the piece. Originally Guilloche bases were hand carved, but that changed during the 18th century with the invention of turn engine machinery that could carve metal patterns. In modern times, the definition of Guilloche became a blanket term for various methods of surface alteration; engraved, printed, or otherwise created.
It also came to incorporate carvings which were not necessarily repetitive or geometric. A famous example of this style was explored by Peter Carl Faberge on his eggs during the 19th century.Cartier, Boucheron, and Tiffany all followed suit, creating stunning pieces which are still in high demand 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.