We have similar Portuguese and Cannetille items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Dylan L. Age Circa : Art Deco C.Markings : Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight : 22.3 Grams.
Item Measurements : The earrings measure 1.90" long measured from the top of the hoops to the bottoms of the earrings by 0.54" wide. Earring Backing Style : Post Backings With Latch Backings. Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Pierced.These gorgeous earrings were handmade by a Portuguese artisan. The earrings feature sparkly swirl motifs composed of hand twisted cannetille metalworking. The earrings have applied bands of metals with varying angles adorning them, which serve to catch and reflect light as the earrings move. These earrings are large and certain to catch the eye. This item is ever so slightly patinaed in some areas, which adds to the character of the earrings. The price of this item 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 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. 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. Cannetille is very closely related to filigree, but is unique because it is three dimensional, where filigree is flat.
It is made by twisting fine gold or silver wire into spirals and is typically enhanced by granulation, thinly stamped metals, and colorful gemstones. Cannetille jewelry became very popular during the Victorian era and was inspired by French embroidery that used spirals of thread to create beautiful lace designs. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling 800 Silver Portuguese Cannetille Hoop Earrings" is in sale since Saturday, January 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Earrings".The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.