We have similar Enamel and Filigree 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 : 5.6 Grams. Item Measurements : The earrings measure 1.70" long measured from the tops of the hooks to the bottom of the earrings by 1.10" wide.
Earring Backing Style : Hook 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 made in large circular motifs, and are made up of hand twisted filigree.The filigree is adorned with green enamel making up floral and circular motifs. There are applied spheres in the center of each of the flowers. The silver is ever so slightly tarnished in areas, which is to be expected of an item this age. The price has been reduced to reflect to 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.
The method of enameling originally dates all the way back to the Ancient Egyptians. The Ancient Greeks, Celts, Georgians, and Chinese all followed suit.The technique involves fusing powdered glass to a substrate, or base, by firing. In jewelry, the base is generally a metal. Enamel is made of colored powdered glass, or may include clear powdered glass that is mixed with colorful metallic pigments.
It is primarily used on decorative art or jewelry, usually small in size. Besides jewelry, enamel can also be applied to glass, ceramic, stone, and various other materials. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Floral Filigree Green Enamel Earrings" is in sale since Sunday, June 2, 2019. 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.