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Art Deco Big Bracelet and Brooch with Stones, Enameling, and Marcasites, Sterling Silver, Rodi & Wienenberger
Art Deco ornate bracelet and brooch by Rodi and Wienenberger of Pforzheim, Germany, dating from the 1930s. This gorgeous, finely constructed bracelet features six big, pillow-shaped blue glass stones, bezel-set in elaborate, open-worked links. Each large link has two enameled roses with six leaves and abundant marcasites. The colors, textures and dimensionality of these pieces is stunning.
First, the bracelet: it is 6-1/2" long, over 3/4" wide, and weighs 43.1g. The roses are wine colored and the leaves are gray-green. The clasp works perfectly. The bracelet is marked Germany, with the R&W hallmark and a six-pointed, Jewish star.
The brooch was created by removing a link from the bracelet to shorten it. The jeweler who performed this operation did a splendid job, and it's unnoticeable. The brooch measures 1-1/16" by 13/16" and weighs 7.3g. It has a secure safety clasp and is unmarked.
Both pieces test as sterling silver with a rhodium (or similar metal) plating. There is enamel loss to the roses and leaves, but I don't find it a distraction. All of the blue stones show gentle surface wear, but they look quite fine without a loupe. One stone is chipped on a back corner, not seen in the front.
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Blue/Wine/Green/Silver, Size: 6-1/2", 1"
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