Age Circa: Art Deco C. Markings: Unmarked, Tested, Guaranteed. Country of Origin: Unknown. Gram Weight: 45.4 Grams. Metal Type: Sterling Silver Plated. Main Stone Carat Weight/Color. Accent Stone Carat Weight/Color. Item Measurements: The necklace measures 14.5″ in wearable length, with a drop length from the main chain of 4.6″. Closure/Clasp Type: Push Clasp. Link Type: Cable link. Notable Features: This necklace was handmade during the Art Deco era. This sterling silver plated necklace features beautiful hand stamped filigree pendants. The pendants are each attached by a jump ring, giving the necklace an articulated appearance. The filigree is shaped into a floral pattern, and there is a large granulated bead at the center of each pendant. There are nine floral pendants in total, with five along the top, 3 situated in the middle, and one dangling at the bottom. There are three additional tear drop shaped filigree pendants attached at the bottom. Two cable link chains connect to the pendants on each side, and the necklace is finished with a push clasp. There is some floral detailing on the clasp, giving the piece an additional feminine touch. Don’t miss your chance. To own this piece! Damage: Age appropriate wear. 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 specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. A festoon, by definition, is a garland of flowers, ribbons, or leaves hung in a curve as a decorative element or incorporated as an architectural feature. Thus, a necklace must have swags or drapes of chain, beads, or metal findings as part of the design. The festoon necklace became popular during the Georgian period and carried over into the Victorian era, with some more elaborate fashionable (not meant for mourning) black necklaces made during this period incorporating swags of jet beads. Bohemian garnets and other materials were also used. Festoon necklaces were popular during the Edwardian era as well, with a return to more delicate chains in the designs or elements reflecting garland style with ribbons, flowers and bows. Filigree metalworking is a delicate form of art and has been found as early as 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia. It was perfected by the Phoenicians and Etruscan civilizations between the 6th and 3rd centuries BC. It involves stamping out a design in metal and hand bending and twirling threads, combined with tiny beads, until a final motif emerges. It is reminiscent of lace and considered one of the most difficult metalworking processes. Filigree is still a very popular technique in India and Asia. Articulated pieces of jewelry are usually composed of two or more pieces connected by a flexible joint, hinge, or pivot to allow for realistic movement. This technique is used to lend a lifelike quality to animal figures, or to allow jewelry to drape elegantly, like a snake chain. Please take this into consideration before. The item “Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Plated Filigree Festoon 14.5 Necklace” is in sale since Sunday, July 29, 2018. 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 to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Turks and caicos islands, Bolivia, Ecuador, French guiana, Jordan, Luxembourg, Viet nam, Uruguay.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown
- Style: Chain
- Metal: Silver Plated