Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Plated Chinese Dragon Agate Bracelet
We have more Chinese bracelets for sale. Age Circa : Art Deco C. Markings : Unmarked, Tested, Guaranteed. Country of Origin : China. Gram Weight : 47 Grams. 925 Sterling Silver Plated over base metal. Main Stone Measurements/Color : 43.31 Carats, Semi Translucent banded appearance. Accent Stone Measurements/Color. Stone Treatment : The stones appear to be untreated, but we are not certified Gemologists and cannot be sure. Stone Cuts : Cabochon Carved. Item Measurements : The bracelet has a wearable length of 8. The bracelet also measures up to just over 1.5 in width. A jeweler can easily take one of the side links off to make this bracelet around 7 in length. Bracelet Type : Tennis Bracelet. Closure/Clasp Type : Push Clasp. Notable Features : This beautiful bracelet was handmade during the Art Deco era. Exotic bracelets from the far east were very popular during this era and the wealthy would have pieces custom ordered to their specifications. This beautiful bracelet is made of solid Sterling Silver Plated material over base metal. The bracelet features three beautiful hand carved pieces of natural banded orange agate. The agate has substantial carat weight and is a beautiful semi translucent hue. The bracelet is shaped and contoured to fit the wrist perfectly. It includes intricate hand hammered repousse filigree designs with beautiful dragon figures, flowers, and more scattered throughout the links. Please don’t miss your chance to own this special part of history. Damage : Age appropriate wear. Some of the silver plating is wearing away in areas. 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. 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. Agate is a type of translucent microcrystalline quartz. It comes in many different colors including white, red, black, yellow, brown, or pink. Agate forms when silica from groundwater deposits into the cavities of igneous rocks. Different compositions of groundwater create different colors of agate. Agate gemstones have been used for thousands of years and are commonly found rings, pendants, necklaces, and beads. Some are even made into small sculptures! Enameling originally dates all the way back to the ancient Persians of Meenakari. The technique involves bonding powdered glass to a base, usually gold, by firing (heating and melting the glass onto the metal). The glass hardens to form a layer of pigment over the metal. Enamel is made of colored powdered glass or may include clear powdered glass that is mixed with colorful metallic pigments. It was used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Celts; and later the Chinese and Georgians. It resurged in popularity in the 20th century. It is primarily used on decorative art or jewelry, usually small in size. Besides jewelry, enamel can also be applied to glass, ceramic, stone, and various other materials. Filigree metal working is a delicate form of art has been found as early as 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia. It was perfected by the Phoenicians and Etruscan civilizations between the 6th and 3rd centuries BC. It involves stamping out a design in metal and hand bending and twirling threads, combined with tiny beads, until a final motif emerges. It is reminiscent of lace and considered one of the most difficult metal working processes. Filigree is still a very popular technique in India and Asia. 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. Please take this into consideration before. The item “Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Plated Chinese Dragon Agate Bracelet” is in sale since Sunday, June 10, 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: Tennis
- Main Stone: Agate
- Metal: Sterling Silver Plated
- Ethnic Origin: Chinese