Magnificent gold/copper fluss. Aventurine pink glass triangles with rhinestone and faux pearls. Flourishes, swirls and swags with raised beading in burnished goldtone. The epitome of 1930's high fashion. About as far from dainty as you get, the wonderful linked four panel necklace and matching clip earrings set is a rare precursor to the impending explosion of the costume jewelry revolution. An exuberant design in burnished goldtone frames pink art glass triangles jolted with veins of glittery copper / gold fluss. These pink glass stones, sometimes called aventurine, are unfoiled and open back set, secured with heavy, wide ribbed prongs. Pink, cup set rhinestones are incorporated in both necklace and earrings with the addition of cup set faux pearls in the necklace. From materials and components employed, as well as design and construction techniques, the demi dates from the 1930s to perhaps the very early 1940s.
The set includes the necklace at a fixed approximate 16 1/2 inches with spring ring closure. Chain is comprised of hammered flat oblong links -- belcher style or sometimes referred to as bookchain. Decorative center spans approximately 6 3/8 inches. Width is nearly 2 inches ( 1 7/8 inches) with a profile of 3/8 inch. Each of the four panels is 1 5/8 inches x 1 7/8 inches. Clip earrings are approximately 1 1/2 inches x 1 inch x 3/8 inch. Weight of the demi is a substantial approximate 128 grams. This set is very deliberate -- very heavy.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. Aventurine glass triangles intact with wonderful gold or copper fluss striations throughout. Each of these triangles is different. There is no uniform gold flecking pattern. No breaks or damage to art glass stones. All pink rhinestones intact with great color retention and brilliance. Faux pearls retain nacre and luster. Gilt brasstone chain and heavy burnished goldtone settings have a gorgeous patina. Some appropriate age wear to finish on high points and reverse contact points / earring clips. Original necklace clasp and earring clips strong and secure. No damage / no repairs.
Although not signed, the set is beautifully designed and constructed. It's layout and generous size, as well as magnificent art glass stones exhibit the finest in early vintage fashion jewelry. Certainly the work of talented and experienced craftspeople.
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