We have similar Repousse and Chinese items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Dylan L. Markings : Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight : 9.1 Grams.
Metal Type : Gold Wash Over. Item Measurements : The earrings measure 1.41" long measured from the tops of the earring to the bottom of the earring by 0.30" wide. Earring Backing Style : Articulated 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 earrings were handmade in French Indochina and feature organic designs. This lovely item was made using the repousse technique.
The repousse technique dates back as far as the 3rd century BC and involves hand hammering silver into beautiful and intricate patterns. The hoops graduate from their thinnest at the ends near the backings to their largest at the bottom of the hoop. The gold wash is wearing through in some areas, which is to be expected of an item this age, and adds to the character of the item. 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 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.
French Indochina was a grouping of French colonial territories in Southeast Asia. It was formed on October 17, 1887, following the French victory over China in the Sino-French War, and was disbanded in 1954. Jewelry made in this federation between 1887 and 1950 was typically of French Art Nouveau and Art Deco design, but relied heavily upon regional Indochinese style elements, creating unique pieces that blended the aesthetics of Europe with the cultural symbolism of Southeast Asia. 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 Sterling Silver Gold Wash French Indochina Hoop Earrings" is in sale since Sunday, September 15, 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.