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: 23.7 grams. Handmade during the Art Deco era in China.
Chinese export jewelry was very fashionable and highly desirable during this time period. Features seven porcelain stones which were painted by hand to create images of a butterfly, a bull, a snake, a dragon, a rat, a fish, and another butterfly. Surrounding each porcelain painting is a border of rosettes. Completed with a large box clasp accented with filigree patterns. The clasp is missing its push tab and does not open easily; your local jeweler can easily replace the clasp, if desired.
Tarnish on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality which we believe is quite lovely. There are some rosettes missing from the bracelet; however, this is not immediately noticeable and does not affect wear. 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.
Porcelain is a ceramic material that is very suitable for creating beautiful tableware and jewelry. It is a hard, heat resistant, opaque ceramic, which makes it a wonderfully tough decorative material. In jewelry the porcelain pieces were/are painted and glazed and set in brooches, earrings and necklaces. It can be glazed for a lovely shine, or left unglazed for a more earthy, natural look.
Unglazed porcelain is called biscuit porcelain, which was popularized by Wedgwood, the British ceramic company. Porcelain served as a popular "canvas" for miniature portrait painting in the 19th century. 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.