We have similar Chinese and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Bead diameter : 3.15 mm. Color: semi-translucent and opaque red hues.Stone Treatment : Glass is a manufactured stone. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Oval cabochon glass, round polished glass beads. Chain width: 0.30" to 1.31". Link Type : Snake links and fancy links. Handmade during the Art Deco era in China, a rare piece of Chinese export jewelry.
Features a center red glass stone with gorgeous semi-translucency. Six red glass beads were strung on fancy links on each side of the stone. Unique wire twist designs also adorn the link around the red glass stone.
Four oval slider charms were strung on the chain, each accented with black enamel. Five strands of snake chain on each side of the stone complete the bracelet.
There is some wear to the enamel. Tarnish on the silver can be removed or lessened with a buffing. 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.
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. Enameling originally dates all the way back to the ancient Persians of Meenakari.The technique involves bonding powdered glass to a base, usually gold, by firing (heating and melting the glass onto the metal). The glass hardens to form a layer of pigment over the metal. Enamel is made of colored powdered glass or may include clear powdered glass that is mixed with colorful metallic pigments. It was used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Celts; and later the Chinese and Georgians.
It resurged in popularity in the 20th century. It is primarily used on decorative art or jewelry, usually small in size. Besides jewelry, enamel can also be applied to glass, ceramic, stone, and various other materials. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Bracelets & Charms".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.