We have similar Art Nouveau items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cait P. Age Circa: Art Nouveau C. Markings: "925" on the clasp.Material: Pool of Light Crystal Glass, Paper Photos. Item Measurements: The necklace has a wearable length of 17.25 and measures 1.05 mm wide. The pendant measures 1.25" in length and 0.75" wide.
Closure/Clasp Type: Spring Ring Clasp. Handmade during the Art Nouveau era. The pendant is made out of crystal glass set in a chased sterling silver setting and features an antique photo of a man and a woman on one side of the setting beneath the glass. When light reflects off the face of the crystal glass it creates a beautiful, pool of light affect.
The Brazilian chain is a newer addition to the pendant. When worn, the necklace sits below the collarbone on most people with the pendant resting against the decolletage. The pendant's original chain was replaced at some point in its history with a newer, Brazilian chain; however, this does not affect wear or the overall appearance of the piece.
The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period. This era focused on women and the beauty of nature and the pieces were often large. Enamel was a common material used in Art Nouveau jewelry as the period was more about the importance of the design over the materials used to create it.
The Art Nouveau period happened before the start of the first World War, when mass manufacturing took over the production. Of many products, including some jewelry. Chasing is a metalworking technique that uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns onto a metal surface. This process creates a design that is sunk into the front of the surface using indentations, grooves, and channels. Chasing is thousands of years old and was a very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today.
Pools of light jewelry originated in China but grew in popularity during the 1920s following the end of the First World War. This type of jewelry arose out of a desire for clean and modern lines and is a gorgeous expression of Gatsby-style fashion.
These timeless pieces are very versatile due to the clear beads that often make up their focal points and are often composed of clear quartz or glass. The item "Antique Vintage Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Pool of Light Crystal Glass Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, May 12, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.