Age Circa: Art Deco C. Country of Origin: China, Tibetan region. Gram Weight: 117.4 Grams. Item Measurements: The collar has an inside circumference of 15.
It graduates from 0.1" to 0.2" wide. The pendant, including the chain and dangles, adds an additional 7 drop. The pendant itself measures 2" long by 2.75" wide. The silver is malleable, and can be gently widened to open the collar. Notable Features: This gorgeous ethnic collar was handmade in Tibet during the Art Deco period.
The collar is made of 60% silver for durability, and was meant to be worn for a wedding. It features a slightly graduated collar that is thick at the back and tapers down to the curling spiral ends. The back half of the collar features chased geometric designs, including star bursts, leaf fronds, and line details.
There is an S hook between the curled ends of the collar that acts as the clasp. Dangling from each end of the collar is a floral panel link, which in turn attaches to a floral chain, from which the pendant hangs.
The hollow repoussé pendant features a scalloped cloud-like shape, decorated with flower, leaf, and vine designs. There are four hollow domes in the center, and each dome boasts a Chinese symbol.
There are three leaf and vine shaped dangles hanging from the bottom of the pendant. Please take this into consideration before. This beautiful piece comes from the Art Deco Era! 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. During the Art Deco Period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand.The chasing technique is a very difficult silversmith process when the artist uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns within the metal work. This process was very difficult and only the best jewelers were trained in the process. Repoussé began as an ancient metal-working technique, involving malleable silver first formed with a specially created three-dimensional mold and then further refined by hammering from the reverse side and adding detail to the front. The finished work was intricate, with grooves, indentation and channeling. It was then carefully polished as an eye-catching treasure. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Tibetan Wedding Collar Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, December 10, 2017. 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.