We have similar Byzantine Bali and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cait P. Markings : Unknown, Tested, and Guaranteed.
Gram Weight : 14.5 Grams. Earring Backing Style : Lever backings. Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Pierced.Handmade during the Art Deco era in the Byzantine Bali style. Each earring consists of a hollow hoop created using repousse metalworking techniques to hand-hammer sterling silver into the desired shape.
The hoops feature wrapped coil designs and granulated beads. Lever backings make these earrings suitable for pierced ears. Tarnish on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality which we believe is quite lovely. The lever backings are slightly bent due to the age of the piece; however, this 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. Byzantine Bali jewelry was crafted with a classic twisted or braided style that invokes a sense of the ancient times of the Byzantine Empire, where men and women wore jewelry as a symbol of status and power.
Interwoven links, rope twist details, and looping applied wires, and granulated beads are the hallmarks of this bold style of jewelry. Repoussé began as an ancient metalworking technique dating as far back as the 3rd century BC, involving malleable metal that was hammered onto the reverse side to create an image on the front. Examples are found all over the world; Greece, Egypt, and even the Hopewell periods in the American southeast. Reverse side hammering was also used to add detail to the front, creating intricate patterns using grooves, indentations, and channeling.The piece was then carefully polished to create a hollow, eye-catching treasure. The item "Antique Vintage Deco 925 Sterling Silver Byzantine Bali Repousse Hoop Earrings" is in sale since Sunday, February 16, 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.