Vtg Art Deco Machine Age Modernist Apricot Pink Guilloche Enamel Necklace
Fresh looking, wear is noticeable on close inspection. Setting has a golden patina with some darkening and surface wear noticeable mainly at the back of the piece. No dents or imperfections to the shape. Enameling is dense and vibrant with some chipping and surface wear to the links at the back of the necklace which is noticeable only on close inspection. Clasp is secure and original – tongue of clasp was repaired at some point. Material Alloy (does not test for silver or gold content). Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history. Design epitomizes the modernist movement during the Art Deco era. Contrasting opaque and guilloche enameling with a unique shade of apricot pink. Sleek silhouette with thin yet sturdy links that pivot and lay flush along your neckline. On the Machine-Age Movement. The machine age movement began in the United States after World War I, when there was an explosion of industry and technology including skyscrapers, automobiles, airplanes, and streamlined, metallic trains. Artists and jewelry makers, inspired by the newfangled aesthetics and Zeitgeist around this modern landscape, created machine age jewelry. These pieces featured the clean, efficient lines of machines and the sheen of metal. They allowed people to express with fashion the excitement of the modern age. 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 pieces. _gsrx_vers_1292 GS 8.3.6 (1292). The item “Vtg Art Deco Machine Age Modernist Apricot Pink Guilloche Enamel Necklace” is in sale since Saturday, June 26, 2021. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “oxfordjewel” and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.
- Material: Enamel
- Metal: Metal Alloy
- Jewelry Department: Fashion