We have similar Purse items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Item Description by: Cait P.
Markings: Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight: 90.2 Grams.
925 Sterling Silver with a Gold Wash. Main Stone Measurements/Color: 3.95 mm diameter, Opaque bright red hue.Accent Stone Measurements/Color: 4.7 mm diameter, Opaque blue hue. 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.
Item Measurements: The coin purse measures 4.75" in length excluding the chain and 6.0" wide. The chain measures 10 long.
Men's or Women's: Unisex. Handmade during the Art Deco era in China. It was very popular during this time period for the wealthy to have beautiful items custom made and imported from China. The body of the purse is made out of black silk with embroidered pink and blue flowers. The clasp is made out of sterling silver with a gold wash.
The clasp is adorned with red coral and turquoise stones which contrast beautifully against the gold. Between the stones are sterling silver with a gold wash leaf patterns. Within the purse is a mirror with a silk tassel which is original to the piece. The price has been reduced to reflect this.This listing is for the item only. 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. Chinese stone cutters were considered some of the finest artisans in the world. They would spend years learning to hand-carve many different types of stones, and excelled in creating finely detailed pieces other artisans couldnt even hope to compare to.Their skill was so refined that they could even carve delicate stones like coral and jade. Chinese stone cutters were so talented that Victorian era European socialites would commission pieces from them, preferring the hefty price tag that came with such high quality work to the ready availability of Western stonework. Red coral has played an important part in Chinese art, culture, and style throughout history and into the 21st century. Red coral has been used as an ornamental stone or material in Chinese jewelry, carvings, and sculptures because of its vibrant variety of red hues.
In ancient times, red coral was delivered to China by the Silk Roads from Italy, by sea from the Persian Gulf, and from the Mediterranean Sea via the Indian Ocean. The amount of natural red color has dramatically decreased in recent years due to environmental factors and coral harvesting. The quantity of manufactured coral on the market has increased as the popularity of Chinese red coral continues. Turquoise is found all over the world and has been a popular semi-precious stone used in jewelry and art for thousands of years by many different cultures; from prehistoric times to the present.Turquoise comes in many beautiful color variations; from the popular bright solid sky-blue hues to dark blue hues with dark spiderwebbing throughout, as well as aqua, teal, and many green varieties, and even some rare white with dark spiderwebbing. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Gold Chinese Silk Coral Turquoise Purse" is in sale since Sunday, June 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
This item can be shipped worldwide.