Vtg Wiener Werkstatte Art Deco Glass Seed Bead Arts & Crafts Lariat Necklace
This piece has the silhouette, intricate beadwork and unique design detail of the Wiener Werkstatte, a productive cooperative of artisans, based in Vienna. Widely regarded as pioneering modern design, the Werkstatte group has inspired generations of artists with their timeless avant-garde work. With a substantial weight and smooth and glossy surface, this necklace has a beautifully slinky and tactile feel when worn. The ropy chain of the necklace is classical Werkstatte craftsmanship but the ends are unique, bell shaped and tasseled with an oversized diamond pattern. This piece is fresh looking and must have been tucked away and well taken care of, or worn infrequently. There are no seed beads missing or fraying to the strands. All of the components are firm and intact. The seed beads are glossy with little surface wear. No clasp it ties in a loose knot. 1910s – 20’s. 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. Uncommon antique and vintage pieces are often highly collectable because you are not likely to find another one. While some uncommon pieces have garnered a cult following, others are so uncommon that they do not have a large fanbase. The latter type may not be considered collectables, but they are lovely, almost one-of-a-kind finds. _gsrx_vers_837 GS 7.0.15 (837). The item “Vtg Wiener Werkstatte Art Deco Glass Seed Bead Arts & Crafts Lariat Necklace” is in sale since Friday, May 8, 2020. 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.
- Style: Lariat
- Material: Glass
- Type: Beads
- Jewelry Type: Necklace / Pendant
- Jewelry Department: Fashion
- Original/Reproduction: Original