Antique Vintage Deco 925 Sterling Silver Chinese Repousse Scene Cuff Bracelet

Antique Vintage Deco 925 Sterling Silver Chinese Repousse Scene Cuff Bracelet
Antique Vintage Deco 925 Sterling Silver Chinese Repousse Scene Cuff Bracelet
Antique Vintage Deco 925 Sterling Silver Chinese Repousse Scene Cuff Bracelet
Antique Vintage Deco 925 Sterling Silver Chinese Repousse Scene Cuff Bracelet
Antique Vintage Deco 925 Sterling Silver Chinese Repousse Scene Cuff Bracelet
Antique Vintage Deco 925 Sterling Silver Chinese Repousse Scene Cuff Bracelet
Antique Vintage Deco 925 Sterling Silver Chinese Repousse Scene Cuff Bracelet
Antique Vintage Deco 925 Sterling Silver Chinese Repousse Scene Cuff Bracelet
Antique Vintage Deco 925 Sterling Silver Chinese Repousse Scene Cuff Bracelet

Antique Vintage Deco 925 Sterling Silver Chinese Repousse Scene Cuff Bracelet

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. Gram Weight: 56.5 grams. Inner circumference and wearable length: 6.2. Cuff gap provides an additional: 1.3. This bracelet is meant to be worn over the wrist through the gap.

Link Type: Rounded and polished sterling silver. Handmade during the Art Deco era in China and inspired by jewelry made in French Indochina. Chinese export jewelry was very fashionable during the Art Deco era and was highly desirable amongst the aristocracy. The outside of the band features repousse motifs of people, trees, fountains, rivers, and buildings, creating one scene that spans the entirety of the band. As these images were created using repousse metalworking techniques, they are raised and more defined.

The back of the band features a crest motif which was split in half by the cuff gap, and appears to feature a monogram of the letters "ND". There is a chased inscription on the inside of the band; however, due to the design of the piece, this is not legible. Tarnish on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality which we believe is quite lovely. 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. French Indochina was a grouping of French colonial territories in Southeast Asia. It was formed on October 17, 1887, following the French victory over China in the Sino-French War, and was disbanded in 1954. Jewelry made in this federation between 1887 and 1950 was typically of French Art Nouveau and Art Deco design, but relied heavily upon regional Indochinese style elements, creating unique pieces that blended the aesthetics of Europe with the cultural symbolism of Southeast Asia. Repoussé began as an ancient metalworking technique dating as far back as the 3rd century BC, involving malleable metal that was hammered onto the reverse side to create an image on the front. Examples are found all over the world; Greece, Egypt, and even the Hopewell periods in the American southeast.

Reverse side hammering was also used to add detail to the front, creating intricate patterns using grooves, indentations, and channeling. The piece was then carefully polished to create a hollow, eye-catching treasure. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Bracelets & Charms". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.


Antique Vintage Deco 925 Sterling Silver Chinese Repousse Scene Cuff Bracelet