Fantastic Art Deco Czech Gripoix Glass Egyptian Revival Filigree Heavy Gold Gilt Bracelet
$75.00 This old Art Deco era bracelet is gorgeous! It is unmarked as to maker but does resemble Deco Czech pieces. This has filigree swirls applied and a green Gripoix glass bead, a green art glass bead and accented by a pearl and a rhinestone in purple.. This has heavy gold gilt over a base metal, perhaps brass with repoussee work on most of the metal.. It is app. 7"in length overall and 1" wide. The design is heavy and very ornate. Be sure to blow up the photos to see the detail on this... 1940's? It is unsigned .There is no damage to the glass and the clasp works fine. The back is bright and beautiful.Excellent condition.
PARIS — In 1869, Augustine Gripoix, a Paris glass worker skilled in the making of reproduction pearls, developed a sophisticated technique for setting and enameling colored, cast glass in intricate metal mounting. .
“Pâte de verre,” or glass paste, is formed when molten glass is poured into a mold, rather than through the kiln-firing of a paste of ground glass and binding agents. Pâte de verre has long leant itself to the creation of jewelry pieces in a wide range of shapes and colors, with princesses and aristocrats requesting replicas of their precious jewels, and commissioning necklaces to match their fur stoles.
Ms. Gripoix set up shop on Rue Tiquetonne, in what was then the jewelry district of the French capital. Her first claim to fame was the creation of stage necklaces for Sarah Bernhardt in the 1890s, followed by costume jewelry for the world’s first couture house, Charles Worth, founded the same year as Gripoix. She later collaborated with Paul Poiret, whose high-society clients commissioned pieces to go with the evening dresses they wore to Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes.
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