This outstanding Art Nouveau to 1920s vintage brass filigree and enamel pendant necklace with a huge dentelle faceted topaz glass chaton and bilateral glass bead and brass chains has all the elements of Czech work, although it is unsigned. Round topaz colored beads links are accented with extra long oblong faceted topaz glass beads. The beaded edge medallion style bail, embossed with a flower blossom, suspends the show stopping large dentelle faceted glass stone in topaz with rich hyacinth highlights. It is fancy dogtooth prong set with brass fretwork / filigree overlays and is surrounded by a curved rectangular framework with brass beads and wonderful enamel slices in white with gold drizzle. Each component in this piece is expertly crafted -- some of the best Czech work I've seen.
The necklace has a wearable length of about 17 inches with original spring ring clasp. The faceted elongated glass beads are about 1 3/4 inches long. The pendant with bail drops an additional approximate 2 1/2 inches . The pendant proper is about 1 3/4 inches x 1 1/2 inches with a 5/8 inch profile. The huge glass stone is an approximate 30 millimeters. The stone's pavilion juts out from it's setting -- it's point or culet ground / filed slightly for comfort / safety. The necklace weighs in at around 42 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All component intact and believed to be original. Glass beads free from chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. Brass finishes intact. There is some age appropriate patina to brass components. No polishing has been done. No verdigris. Topaz glass stone free from damage. As mentioned point or culet filed slightly. All enamel intact. Spring ring clasp is a bit lazy but with a little help, closes completely. I have opted to leave it original. No damage / no repairs. For it's age the necklace is in outstanding condition.
Although not signed, all the attributes of Czech work.
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Art Nouveau Czechoslovakia Topaz Glass Brass Enamel Bead Pendant Necklace