Distinctive mid century West German filigree brass jewelry is often exemplified by premium quality art glass stones accented with rhinestones and / or simulated pearls. The pendant necklace and earrings presented features gorgeous blue striated faceted art glass ovals. Sometimes termed porphyry, the glass in this demi boasts deep sapphire color infused with swirls of graduating shades of lighter blues -- an agate like effect. Ovals are surrounded by lustrous white imitation pearls. All pieces are housed in dog tooth pronged filigree brass settings.
The necklace's bilateral brass link chains (each with three stations of more elaborate link work punctuated with a faux pearl) are a wearable length of approximately 24 inches with spring ring clasp. The heart bail ( often seen in this type of German work) and pendant provide an additional 2 3/4 inches for a total length of about 26 3/4 inches. Width of the pendant is 1 1/2 inches with a 1/2 inch profile or height. Striated glass oval is an immense approximate 40 millimeters x 30 millimeters. Oval frame pearls (in all pieces) are 3 millimeters. Clip earrings are about 1 inch x 7/8 inch with a 3/8 inch profile. Blue glass ovals are approximately 18 millimeters x 14 millimeters. Weight of the necklace and earring set is 52 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All porphyry glass free from chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. Spectacular color and stone treatments. All faux pearls retain nacre and luster. No peeling or off color pearls. Brass work has signature patina commensurate with age. Some finish wear to reverses only. No dents or improper bends to metal. Necklace clasp and earring clips strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Each original earring clip is signed: "W. Germany". Necklace retains original flat oval ring hangtag (attached near clasp) impressed with: "W. Germany". Circa 1950s-1960s.
Romance within reason. West Germany. At Cody's.
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