1920's Art Deco Sterling Silver Pools Of NIGHT Glass Orb Light Necklace
"Pools of Light" jewelry was popularized during the 1920's and this necklace is a refined example with a unique, "Pools of Night", twist. Using the same wrapped orb design, instead of clear crystals, this Art Deco necklace has inky black glass spheres. Finely crafted from sterling silver, the chain link and floral caps are delicate looking yet sturdy and secure. With a lovely smooth and tactile feel, the glossy beads are elegantly spaced to frame and roll slightly along the neck when worn.
The Finer Points Excellent Condition. This piece is fresh looking and must have been tucked away and well taken care of or worn infrequently.
* The silver has a bright patina with very little surface wear and no dents or misshapen spots.
* The glass is smooth and gleaming without any chipping or surface wear.
* There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape.
Size 18 1/2"
Width A bit fuller than 1/2"
Mark "sterling" on the clasp
Clasp Secure, and original
Weight 52 grams
Material Tests for sterling silver, glass
Collector Guide On Uncommon Pieces
Uncommon antique and vintage pieces are often highly collectable because you are not likely to find another one. While some uncommon pieces have garnered a cult following, others are so uncommon that they do not have a large fanbase. The latter type may not be considered collectables, but they are lovely, one-of-a-kind finds.
On Art Deco
Art Deco is one of the first truly international styles, that influenced the design of buildings, furniture, fashion and of course, jewelry. The movement was given a name from the international exposition of Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, that was held in Paris in 1925 and largely dedicated to the jewelry arts. Born out of ideas of modernism and the Industrial Age, this manifested into designs that used Cubism's bold abstraction and rectilinear shapes and combined them with intricate patterning, bold color and symmetry. High-end jewelry design houses like Cartier and Boucheron set the trends in gold and gemstones, which were then emulated by costume jewelry companies in glass or perhaps plastics, and brought to the masses.