We have similar Peking Glass and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Item Description by: Angela A. Age Circa : Art Deco C.Gram Weight : 3.1 grams. Color: semi-translucent light aqua green hue with areas of lighter and darker green hues. Stone Treatment: Peking glass is a manufactured stone. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Carved and polished oval cabochon.
Top of ring: 0.70" length, 0.48" width. When worn: The face of the ring rises 0.31 off the finger. Sizable by your local jeweler : Yes.
Handmade during the Art Deco era. Features a striking Peking glass stone with a lovely aqua-green hue and areas of lighter and darker green hues.The semi-translucent stone rests securely in a pronged setting. The shoulders of the ring feature hand-twisted filigree geometric and foliate designs in classic Gatsby style. The band of the ring is smooth and polished for comfortable wear. Given its small size, the ring was probably meant for wear on one's pinky finger.
The sterling silver contains some tarnish which gives it a lovely antique quality. 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 specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand.
Peking glass originated in 17th century Peking China, when Jesuit missionaries introduced modern glass-making techniques from Italy and became popular during the 18th century. This glass usually has one base color and then is covered by multiple colored glass layers, allowing a textured design when carved.
Although originally used for making glass snuff bottles, Peking glass is used in many applications today, including jewelry. Filigree metalworking is a delicate form of art and has been found as early as 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia. It was perfected by the Phoenicians and Etruscan civilizations between the 6th and 3rd centuries BC.
It involves stamping out a design in metal and hand bending and twirling threads, combined with tiny beads, until a final motif emerges. It is reminiscent of lace and considered one of the most difficult metalworking processes.
Filigree is still a very popular technique in India and Asia. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Peking Glass Filigree Pinky Ring Sz 1.75" is in sale since Saturday, June 20, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Rings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.