We have similar Art Deco and Chinese items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Age Circa : Art Deco C.
Markings : Unmarked, tested, and guaranteed. Gram Weight : 100.9 grams.Metal Type : Gold wash over. Wearable length: 24.56 wearable length. Bead width: 0.46" to 0.51". Closure/Clasp Type: Push-in tab clasp. Link Type: Beads on grey string. Handmade during the Art Deco era in China. Composed of gold wash over. Chinese export jewelry was highly desirable during the Art Deco era and affordable to only the most wealthy. The beads feature hand-painted flowers and curling leaves using pink, green, blue, yellow, and white cloisonne enamel on a deep black background. The push-in clasp contains a lovely floral filigree motif. There is minor wear to the enamel in some areas. 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 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. E nameling 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 re-surged 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. Cloisonné enamel is a Russian style of enameling, most commonly known for its application in decorating Fabergé eggs.
This craft begins when an artisan uses thin bands of silver or gold to detail intricate scenes. These scenes are often floral or foliate in motif and can be applied to jewelry as well as Fabergé eggs, dining sets, and other decorations. The small compartments created using the bands of silver and gold are filled with enamel and then fired in a kiln. This type of enameling peaked in Tsarist era Russia and is highly prized by collectors.These incredible pieces are highly regarded and gorgeous examples of artistic triumph. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Gold Wash Chinese Enamel Necklace 100.9g" is in sale since Saturday, October 24, 2020. 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.