We have similar Chinese items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Chris T.Age Circa : Art Deco C. Markings : Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Metal Type : Yellow Gold Filled. Item Measurements : The necklaces measure 14" in length by 0.35" wide.
Each skull measures 0.50" by 0.35". Closure/Clasp Type: Hand Tied Horse Hair. This necklace is New Old Stock. Each strand features hand cast skull beads hand strung on horse hair. The strands are all tied together towards the top and knotted at the bottom to not loose the beads.Each bead is gold filled over copper. Sale is for all the strands, you can make many necklaces or combine them to create a larger one. Some of the beads have minor wear showing the copper underneath.
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. Retro jewelry was produced during the 1940s and 1950s and was representative of the bold and changing world that emerged from the Second World War. Retro jewelry is not only illustrative of the energetic and modernizing styles of the 40s and 50s, but it incorporated the elegance and luxury of jewelry styles past.Retro jewelry can frequently be found composed of bright gold, gold alloys, and silver as the wartime put a restriction on the use of platinum. These designs are vibrant and beautiful and are a gorgeous example of the style of the rapidly evolving world. 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. Memento Mori objects and jewelry were created to remind one of mortality. These objects of adornment, most often rings, are referred to as Memento Mori - a succinct term reminding us of our transience on Earth, and a warning to prepare ourselves for whatever other realm awaits us.This type of item really gained popularity during the 1500s. Gold filled jewelry consists of an outer solid gold layer over a metal base, and 5% of its weight should be derived from gold. This solid layer of gold is laid over a base of sterling silver or some other kind of metal to produce a high-quality gold look. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.