1930s Art Deco Signed Czech Molded Carnelian Glass Geometric Flower Necklace
Made during the 1930's, this Czech necklace embodies the central Art Deco tenet of combining organic and geometric design motifs. The deep burgundy-red glass, made to simulate carnelian, has a beautiful molded floral design that is echoed above in the stamped golden setting. Compelling triangular links frame the neck dynamically for an edgy, modern look that is tempered by the feminine scroll and flower patterning. Laying flush and smooth when worn, the glass pendants extend around the neck for a seamless look with a pleasant, substantial feel along your neckline.
Excellent. This piece is fresh looking and must have been tucked away and well taken care of as the minor amounts of wear are noticeable only on close inspection.
* The brass setting has a bright patina with very little darkening and no discoloration.
* The glass is fresh looking without any chipping and very little surface wear. The molded design is crisp and distinct without any dulling to surface wear to the design.
* There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape.
Size 15 1/2"
Mark Signed "Czechoslov" on the jump ring
Clasp Secure, and original
Weight 51 grams
Material Brass, glass
On Czech Jewelry. 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 Unique Shapes. Gemstones are time consuming to cut, requiring a high degree of skill from a trained craftsman, and glass cabochons can be equally complicated to manufacture on a large scale while keeping costs down. These constraints are only a few of the reasons you often see similar shapes of stones used in jewelry. When an unusual shape or cut is used, the manufacturer has made a decision to make something different. Look for out-of-the-ordinary shapes, like the demilune for example, for a striking look as well as a unique find.