Glass with a special sparkle, in this 1930's Art Deco necklace, due to foiling at the back of the cabochon and a domed shape. The glimmer is intensified by rose-cut faceting across the top of the glass which is then framed by enameling. With filigree links that are fairly thin, the necklace lays flush when worn and the design extends for the full length of the strand for a striking profile around your neck. This piece is fresh looking and must have been tucked away and well taken care of, or worn infrequently.
The brass setting has a bright patina without any darkening or discoloration and very little wear. The glass has a smooth and gleaming surface without any chipping and very little scratching and the faceting is crisp and refractive. The foiling at the back is bright without any discoloration or spotting.
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. 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 1930s Art Deco Vauxhall Glass Rose Cut Faceting Enamel Necklace" is in sale since Wednesday, June 10, 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 to United States.