We have similar German and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Product Listing by: Cait P. Age Circa : Art Deco C. Markings : "Sterling German WN" on the backs of the earrings, tested, and guaranteed.Gram Weight : 5.8 grams. 925 sterling silver with a yellow gold wash. Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Earring Backing Style : Clip-on backings.
Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Both. Handmade during the Art Deco era in Germany by Willi Nonnenmann. Each earring consists of a butterfly motif adorned with curling filigree patterns and sparkly marcasites. Clip-on backings complete the earrings, making them suitable for both pierced and non-pierced ears.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. Marcasite was a very popular stone during the Art Deco period.
Marcasite is meticulously hand-cut from pieces of iron pyrite and perfectly faceted to reflect the light. Marcasite is pale yellow or white with a bright luster, but tarnishes to a brown color. During the wild, Gatsby-style parties, ladies jewelry could be seen sparkling from across the room.
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 item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Gold German NONNENMANN Butterfly Earrings" is in sale since Sunday, March 8, 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.