We have similar Chinese and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cait P.
Age Circa : Art Deco C. Markings : Unmarked, tested, and guaranteed. Color: opaque blue hue with dark blue spider-webbing. The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists.
Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Carved and polished round turquoise and carnelian beads, carved and polished carnelian flowers. Chain width: 0.15" to 0.40".Pendant measurements: 4.6" long by 3.05" wide. Closure/Clasp Type: This necklace lacks a clasp and will need on attached in order to be worn. Link Type: Wheat link chain. Handmade during the Art Deco era in China.
Chinese export jewelry was very fashionable during this time period, with necklaces such as this highly sought after by socialites and aristocrats in North American and Europe. Adorning the wheat chain of the necklace are Chinese turquoise and carnelian beads, which are opaque blue and a semi-translucent orange respectively. Two carved faux resin bone beads also adorn the necklace. The focal point of the piece is a huge pendant depicting a Kylin rider atop his horse from which dangle two additional carnelian stones which were carved into the likeness of tulip flowers. The necklace will need a clasp in order to be worn, which your local jeweler can easily add.There are minor chips to the carnelian flowers; however, this is not immediately noticeable and does not affect wear. The necklace will need a clasp in order to be worn; your local jeweler can easily attach a clasp of your preference. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. 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.
Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specially cut to fit the design of the piece.
During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Chinese export jewelry became popular during the late Victorian period and persisted until the 1960s.
During this period, Chinese craftsmen were considered by far the best in the world. The rich and wealthy would custom-order a piece through their local jeweler, who would send the design off to China to be made and sent back to Europe. This lengthy process was very expensive, making Chinese export pieces highly desirable, then and now. Chinese turquoise is considered a very valuable stone by the Chinese, second only to jade. In fact, Chinese Turquoise was often used to supplement or replace jade.
Chinese turquoise was highly prized for its rarity and gorgeous, bright blue hues. Stones that exhibit a spiderweb matrix are quite rare and deeply coveted. Carnelian is a beautiful form of chalcedony gemstone that has been used to create jewelry for nearly 5000 years. It is an opaque-looking stone that ranges in red hues from pale orange to an intense, almost black blood red. Called the stone of kings, carnelian was well suited to carving, and would often be used in seal rings by the great ancient civilizations.
The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Turquoise Kylin Rider Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, April 19, 2020. 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.