Unusual demi parure of necklace and brooch fashioned with polished steel beads and classic vintage wired wax buds. C1920's
Lovely Art Deco set , most probably made by a bridal accessory craftswoman during the early 20th century. These circular stylised floral links are made with both the polished metal micro beads and the pale green dyed wax bud shapes being impressed into a kind of hard paste background.
There are 14 similar round medallion links, each clasped onto a metal backplate which, together with the silver metal screw barrel clasp, add up to a total length of around 15 inches.
The long brooch of approximately 2 inches is similarly constructed although the green pearlised wax is a little paler through fading. Has a later replacement applied bar with hinge, pin and c clasp all being in good working order.
This type of work is much more traditionally recognised as that of special occasion French bridal wear accessories and these two special items were very likely bespoke orders for the mother of the bride?
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Duo of French Art Deco Pearly Wax and Steel Beads
$118 $145 REDUCED