Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Market Ethnic Bangle Bracelet
Age Circa: Art Deco C. Markings: Unmarked, Tested, Guaranteed. Country of Origin: China. Gram Weight: 38.3 Grams. Main Stone Carat Weight/Color. Accent Stone Carat Weight/Color. Item Measurements: The bracelet has a wearable inside circumference of 8″ with a wrist gap of 2.5″. The bracelet also measures just under 0.5 thick. Closure/Clasp Type: No clasp as the bracelet is meant to slide over the wrist. Notable Features: The bracelet was handmade during the Art Deco era. The bracelet includes classic old world Chinese craftsmanship throughout its design. The bracelet was made using the repousse style with a gorgeous handcrafted quality to it. The bracelet would have been made for the Chinese export market and includes hand carved patterns along the top of the bracelet. Damage: Age appropriate wear. This listing is for the item only. 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. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. 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 persisted until the 1960s. During this period, Chinese craftsmen were considered by far the best in the world. The rich and wealthy would custom-order a piece through their local jeweler, who would send the design off to China to be made and sent back to Europe. This lengthy process was very expensive, making Chinese export pieces highly desirable, then and now. Repoussé began as an ancient metalworking technique dating as far back as the 3rd century BC, involving malleable metal that was hammered onto the reverse side to create an image on the front. Examples are found all over the world; Greece, Egypt, and even the Hopewell periods in the American southeast. Reverse side hammering was also used to add detail to the front, creating intricate patterns using grooves, indentations, and channeling. The piece was then carefully polished to create a hollow, eye-catching treasure. We do not undervalue packages for international customers as it is illegal. The item “Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Market Ethnic Bangle Bracelet” is in sale since Saturday, August 4, 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.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: China
- Style: Bangle
- Metal Purity: .925
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Ethnic Origin: Chinese