Offered is an exquisite foiled art glass gilt filigree, marcasite and clear paste rhinestone signed pendant necklace. The pendant is signed on the back of the bale "Made in Czechoslovakia". The pendant is on a lovely 18" 12kt GF chain.
This beautiful pendant looks asymmetrical but it is composed of twisted gilt / gold wash over brass filigree, so it is just the way the filigree is twisted and applied. The filigree is set with crystal rhinestones and the bale is set with a marcasite. This beautiful pendant shimmers and shines and has the iridescent look of butterfly wing jewelry, but in actuality is beautifully shaped piece of art glass. The delicate design is elegant and refined. This piece probably dates from the Edwardian Era to the Art Deco in time periods.
The chain measures 18" around wearable length and is marked on the clasp as gold filled. The bezel set pendant measures 2" long (including the bale) and measures 1" across at the widest portion. It is in very good vintage condition with no damage, very little wear to the gilt, nice and bright. Lovely old piece, a must have for anyone who loves Edwardian jewelry, Czechoslovakia / Bohemia jewelry or has a passion for art glass. Sure to please!