We have similar Chinese and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing description by: Cait P. Age Circa : Art Deco C. Markings: "Silver China" and an unidentified maker's mark (Horse with raised leg in a cartouche).
925 sterling silver with a yellow gold wash. Color: opaque green hue with bands of lighter and darker brown shades. Stone Treatment: 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 cabochon. Brooch, lapel pin, hat pin, scarf pin, tie pin. Closure Type: Pin stem with a locking "c" clasp. Convertible to Pendant: If desired, your local jeweler can add a bale to this piece, so it can be worn as a pendant.
Handmade during the Art Deco era in China. The back of the brooch is marked with a horse with one leg raised which sits within a cartouche. Features a beautiful malachite stone which is green in hue with bands of lighter and darker green shades.The stone was carved into an oval cabochon and is accented with two leaf motifs and a curling stem, creating the likeness of a gourd which was a popular motif in Chinese export jewelry during this time period. A pin stem with a locking "c" clasp completes the brooch, allowing it to be worn on a variety of accessories, including hats, scarves, and lapels, among many others. There is a crack running through the stone; however, it is completely secure and the crack is not immediately noticeable. 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 1935. 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. Gold filled jewelry consists of an outer solid gold layer over a metal base, and 5% of its weight should be derived from gold. This solid layer of gold is laid over a base of sterling silver or some other kind of metal to produce a high-quality gold look.Malachite is a popular stone which has light and dark green opaque banded areas. Malachite is a result of weathering copper ores. Many beautiful specimens of malachite contain special combinations with other minerals, such as azurite, cuprite, or chrysocolla. Malachite was used in antiquity until about 1800 for green paints. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Gold Chinese Malachite Gourd Pin Brooch" is in sale since Saturday, March 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.