Vtg Art Deco Rhodium Plate Silver Filigree Pink Glass Enamel Pendant Necklace
This style of jewelry was popular with Art Deco ladies and there are lots of slightly different versions as a result. This particular necklace has quite a few extra features that make it special. The elongated pendant is delicate looking, yet is large and full sized which allows for a uniquely shaped tear-drop, pink glass cabochon. Sparkling brightly, it is framed by vibrantly colored enameling. A delicate paperclip chain is original to the pendant which is another beautiful detail. This piece is fresh looking and must have been tucked away and well taken care of, or worn infrequently. The silver has a bright patina without any dents and very little surface wear. The glass has a smooth and gleaming surface without any chipping and very little scratching and the faceting is crisp and refractive. The enameling is intact with dense and vibrant color that doesnt have any chipping and very little surface wear. There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape. 18 chain, 2 3/8 pendant including bale. Mark Tiny, obscured maker mark on the back of pendant. (if the piece is not marked it is tested for silver content). Antique and vintage pieces have been passed through generations, so its not often you find a piece that has be maintained in its near-original condition. Such pieces are not only higher in value, but they are also more collectible, as they carry the history of past owners but do not show it. They reveal what the piece would have looked like when it was first created, giving us an insight into a bygone era. Art Deco is one of the first truly international styles, that influenced the design of buildings, furniture, fashion and of course, jewelry. The movement was given a name from the international exposition of Arts De coratifs et Industriels Modernes, that was held in Paris in 1925 and largely dedicated to the jewelry arts. Born out of ideas of modernism and the Industrial Age, this manifested into designs that used Cubism s bold abstraction and rectilinear shapes and combined them with intricate patterning, bold color and symmetry. High-end jewelry design houses like Cartier and Boucheron set the trends in gold and gemstones, which were then emulated by costume jewelry companies in glass or perhaps plastics, and brought to the masses. There are several different styles of enameling: guilloche (colored, transparent enamel over a metal surface with geometric grooves), champlevé (enamel fills etchings or depressions in a metal surface), plique a jour (translucent enamel fitted into open-back metal cells) and more. What makes antique or vintage enamel pieces collectible is the condition of the enamel workis it distinct and vibrant? Is it free from chips? Other characteristics like an elaborate pattern, unique depiction, or the use of multiple colors can add more value to an enamel piece. _gsrx_vers_837 GS 7.0.15 (837). The item “Vtg Art Deco Rhodium Plate Silver Filigree Pink Glass Enamel Pendant Necklace” is in sale since Friday, May 8, 2020. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “oxfordjewel” and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Pendant
- Material: Glass
- Metal: Rhodium Plated
- Jewelry Type: Necklace / Pendant