Art Deco Sterling Silver Filigree Cannetille Lapis Glass Necklace
Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.
* Silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear.
* No dents or imperfections to the shape or signs of repair.
* Glass is smooth and gleaming with no chips or surface wear.
* Clasp is secure and original.
Era 1900 - 1910s
Length 15 1/2", with pendant dropping another 2 1/4" below that
Width 2 1/2"
Mark No mark
Weight 19 grams
Material Tests for sterling silver, glass
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Unique and detailed setting creates a striking and textural silhouette.
* Vibrant and glossy glass cabochons, made to simulate lapis, contrast strikingly with the setting.
* While this piece has a full profile, it is fairly thin, with a light weight that lays flush along your neckline.
* Drop at the bottom dangles freely for subtle movement.
* Excellent condition showcases its detailed and uncommon design.
On Glass Made to Simulate Gemstones. Glass has long been used by jewelers to simulate natural gemstones. For instance, during the Georgian era, black dot paste is a term that refers to a style of glass that was made to simulate the sparkle of natural diamonds. But in the 1940s, the use of glass to simulate gemstones ramped up more than ever before. World War II constrained both fine materials and pocketbooks, so more and more designers (including high-end designers) focused on glass to re-create the distinctive properties of different gems. High-end designers thus began making costume glass jewelry - but with the same attention to detail, high craftsmanship, and design skill that was applied to fine jewelry.
On Excellent Condition. Antique and vintage pieces have been passed through generations, so it's not often you find a piece that has been maintained in its near-original condition. Such pieces are not only higher in value, but they are also more collectible, as they carry the history of past owners but do not show it. They reveal what the piece would have looked like when it was first created, giving us an insight into a bygone era.