Vtg Art Deco Sterling Silver Green Paste Channel Set BUCKLE Glass Bracelet
This sparkling, channel set style of bangle was popular during the 1930’s and they come in a variety of slightly different sizes, designs and colorways. They are elegant and dynamic enough to be worn singly yet bold and spectacular when stacked together in multiples. This particular piece is unique for its exaggerated oval shape which enables a firm fit so the dimensional buckle design will sit upright on your wrist. A checked green and white pattern of sparkling paste wraps around the entire piece. This piece is fresh looking and was well taken care of, the minimal amounts of wear are noticeable only on close inspection. The silver has a bright patina without any dents and a modest amount of surface wear. The paste has a smooth and gleaming surface with a couple of teeny chips noticeable only on very close inspection, a modest amount of scratching and the faceting is still crisp and refractive. There is a little bit of wear and discoloration to the foiling at the back of the paste but it is minimal and the paste is still bright and sparkly. The safety chain loops are missing and there are two spots of metal by the clasp (along the edge) that show where they were originally. 6 3/4 inside circumference. 1/2 just under at widest point of buckle. Mark sterling on the inside. (if the piece is not marked it is tested for silver content). There are certain pieces that fall into a distinct collectable category, sometimes referred to as classics. However, the most collectable of these classics are those that include something special (such as an extra design element) that set them apart from other similar pieces. Paste is a term that refers to the glass stones crafted prior to the 1930s that was made to simulate the sparkle of natural gemstones. The techniques for creating these glass stones were sophisticated, and quality paste pieces were desired by high society members and even royalty. At the fundamental level, the technique involved leaded glass that was cut, foiled at the back, and polished until it shimmered in light. For colorful gemstones, the foil would be hand-tinted to very accurately capture the hue of a natural gem. During the Georgian era, a technique emerged called black dot, which was a painted tiny black dot on the pointed end of a paste stone to create the illusion of diamond-like depth. Specialty paste pieces include the paste stone riviere necklace and the doublet paste pieces. Today, antique pieces that feature paste stones are loved by collectors for their period-specific and difficult technique. Art Deco is one of the first truly international styles, that influenced the design of buildings, furniture, fashion and of course, jewelry. The movement was given a name from the international exposition of Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, that was held in Paris in 1925 and largely dedicated to the jewelry arts. Born out of ideas of modernism and the Industrial Age, this manifested into designs that used Cubisms bold abstraction and rectilinear shapes and combined them with intricate patterning, bold color and symmetry. High-end jewelry design houses like Cartier and Boucheron set the trends in gold and gemstones, which were then emulated by costume jewelry companies in glass or perhaps plastics, and brought to the masses. _gsrx_vers_837 GS 7.0.15 (837). The item “Vtg Art Deco Sterling Silver Green Paste Channel Set BUCKLE Glass Bracelet” is in sale since Friday, July 3, 2020. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets”. The seller is “oxfordjewel” and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Style: Art Deco
- Material: Glass
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Jewelry Type: Bracelet