Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Articulated Dragon Analog Watch

Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Articulated Dragon Analog Watch
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Articulated Dragon Analog Watch
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Articulated Dragon Analog Watch
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Articulated Dragon Analog Watch
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Articulated Dragon Analog Watch
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Articulated Dragon Analog Watch
Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Articulated Dragon Analog Watch

Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Articulated Dragon Analog Watch
Age Circa: Art Deco C. Markings: China on the inside of the clasp. China, and the case was manufactured in Japan. Gram Weight: 41.1 Grams. Main Stone Carat Measurement/Color: The marcasites measures approximately 1.75 mm in diameter, and are an iridescent dark silver color. Accent Stone: Paste Stone. Accent Stone Carat Measurement/Color: The paste stones measure approximately 2.0 mm in diameter, and are semi-translucent vibrant pink. Marcasite and Paste Stones are both man-made. Rose Cut, Round Faceted. Item Measurements: The watch has an wearable length of 7.5. It is 25.0 mm wide at the lugs and case, and tapers down to 6.5 mm at the clasp. Closure/Clasp Type: Fold Over. Notable Features: This beautiful Sterling Silver Wrist Watch was completely handmade by a talented Chinese Metalsmith during the Art Deco Era. It features two gorgeous Sterling Silver articulated dragons with open mouths at the case of the piece. The eyes of the dragons are bright pink paste stones. They are complete with scales and shiny marcasites that run down them. The fold over clasp incorporates the scale detail and more marcasites, and gives the watch a uniform appearance. The case for the piece was replaced at one time in the last 20-30 years, and is in the Art Deco Style. All of the pieces are strung together with Sterling Silver rods, and the underside of the piece is smooth for comfortable wear. The edges of the dragons have a high shine, and contrast beautifully with the milgrain texture of the dragon’s skin. This unique wrist watch. Would make a wonderful gift for a loved one. Damage: Age appropriate wear. This watch does not currently run, it needs a new battery. Your local jeweler can add one in for you quite easily. The price has been adjusted to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. This beautiful piece comes from the Art Deco Era! 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. During the Art Deco Period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Chinese Export jewelry became popular during the late Victorian Period and lasted until the 1960’s. In a lot of ways Chinese Export jewelry fashioned what we know of jewelry today. During these periods, Chinese Craftsmen, including Jewelers and Stone cutters, were considered by far the best in the world. The rich and wealthy would have a piece custom ordered through their local jeweler whom was usually gifted at drawing a design to send off to contacts in China to craft and send back. As you can imagine, this was not cheap, that being said, these pieces are very rare and few have survived until today. Articulated pieces of jewelry usually include two or more pieces connected by a flexible joint. This allows for the movement of pieces, especially in animal figures. Marcasites were a very popular stone that was used in jewelry during the Art Deco period. They are made from Iron pyrite that is hand cut perfectly to reflect the light. During parties, ladies jewelry could be seen sparkling from across the room. In 1724, French jewel designer Georges Frédéric Strass came up with paste, a kind of leaded glass that he cut and polished with metal powder until it appeared to shimmer like a diamond in the light. These white diamante or strass were a hit with glamorous Parisian high society. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation. The item “Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Articulated Dragon Analog Watch” is in sale since Sunday, January 07, 2018. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets”. The seller is “abeautifultimeco” and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Style: Art Deco
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: China
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Metal Purity: .925
  • Clasp Type: Fold Over
  • Main Stone: Marcasite
  • Stone #2:: Paste Stone

Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Articulated Dragon Analog Watch