1930s Art Deco Czech Carnelian Glass Wide Cuff Bracelet
While this Art Deco piece is not signed, the design and construction reveal it was Czech made. This 1930's cuff fits firmly so the strikingly large glass cabochons, made to simulate carnelian, sit upright on your wrist when worn. Frequently there will be one large glass cab at the center of a design, this bracelet is unique in that the domed and full shaped glass repeats across the entire surface for a bold silhouette and a substantial feel.
Condition: Excellent. This piece is fresh looking and was well taken care of, the minimal amounts of wear are noticeable only on close inspection.
* The setting has a bright patina without any dents and some wear to the silvertone finish showing the brassier patina underneath
* The glass has a smooth and gleaming surface without any chipping and minor scratching.
* There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape.
Length 6 5/8" inside circumference from tip to tip w/ an additional 3/4" gap
Width 1 3/8"
Mark No mark
Clasp No clasp it slips over your wrist
Weight 55 grams
Material Brass (if the piece is not marked it is tested for silver content), glass
On Czech glass
Czech or bohemian glass created from the end of the Victorian era through the mid-century was world-renowned for its unprecedented resemblance to natural gemstones. Skilled craftsman from the region engineered new methods of cutting and coloring glass to simulate the look of rubies, diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, and more. In addition, Czech glass jewelry makers were highly trained in the metalwork for the settings around the glass. The Czech region produced so many different styles (all of superb quality) that Czech glass pieces have become their own collectable category.
On large size
Antique and vintage styles that are typically seen in small or modest sizes get dramatic attention when they're found in large, oversized, or bold pieces. These larger versions increase the collectability of a piece.