Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Peking Glass Hummingbird Link Bracelet
Age Circa : Art Deco C. Markings : Sterling inside of fish for Fishel, Nessler & Co. S maker’s mark on the inside of the clasp. Country of Origin : United States. Brand : Fishel, Nessler & Co. Gram Weight : 14.9 Grams. 925 Sterling Silver with faded gold wash. Main Stone : Peking glass. Main Stone Measurements/Color : The stones measure 0.5″ in length by 0.7″ in width, and are a vivid opaque candy apple green. Accent Stone Measurements/Color. Stone Treatment : Peking glass is man-made. Stone Cuts : Carved specialty. Item Measurements : This bracelet measures 7.25″ in wearable length, and has a diameter of 2.25″. It is 0.6 wide. Link Type : Carved Glass. Notable Features : This stunning Peking glass link bracelet was handmade by a talented Fishel, Nessler & Co. Silversmith during the Art Deco period. It features four gorgeous rectangular links that were specially ordered for a Fishel, Nessler & Co. To be placed into the bracelet. The design on each link features a pretty hummingbird with a floral motif as an accent around each bird. The detail and quality of these carvings is exceptional, and they are in wonderful shape for the age of the bracelet! They are each set in a specialty scalloped bezel, and alternate with a gorgeous hexagon shaped mandala filigree links. The contrast between the bold green color and the ornate filigree links add a beautiful and ornate detail to the piece. Originally gold washed, the silver on this piece is showing through with a beautiful, antique patina. There is some remaining gold wash along the edges of some of the links, however the predominant metal color in this piece is silver. This stunning and historical bracelet would make a great gift for someone special! Damage : Age appropriate wear. 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 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. Chinese stone cutters were considered some of the finest artisans in the world. They would spend years learning to hand-carve many different types of stones, and excelled in creating finely detailed pieces other artisans couldnt even hope to compare to. Their skill was so refined that they could even carve delicate stones like coral and jade. Chinese stone cutters were so talented that Victorian era European socialites would commission pieces from them, preferring the hefty price tag that came with such high quality work to the ready availability of Western stonework. Peking glass was created in 18th Century China during the rule of the Qing Dynasty. Jesuit missionaries introduced Italian glass-making techniques they had learned during their travels, and brought a shift in style and technique among the Chinese glass makers. Peking glass is made by layering liquid glass over a blow shape, and then the layers were expertly hand-carved away to create a textured image. Peking glass is often made with different colored layers of glass, creating contrast when the outer layers are carved away. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation. The item “Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Peking Glass Hummingbird Link Bracelet” is in sale since Sunday, January 28, 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.
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Metal Purity: .925
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Main Stone: Peking Glass
- Style: Chain/Link
- Brand: Fishel, Nessler & Co.
- Metal 2: Gold wash