Molded etched glass leaves, in two shades of blue frost, interspersed with gunmetal finished beads exemplify Schiaparelli's focus on botanical themes in her '50s-'60s vintage necklace. The dozen art glass leaves are unfoiled and open back frame set, alternating with lighter and darker shades of blue molded glass -- each leaf finely veined / striated throughout. Lustrous pewter tone finished beads, findings and framework compliment the translucent frosted glass. Schiaparelli's juxtaposition of colors, materials and finishes transcends time -- remaining as stylish and sophisticated as when created.
The necklace is adjustable to about 15 1/2 inches with charmed extension chain and hook closure. Decorative leaves span about 11 1/2 inches. Width is approximately 9/16 inch; thickness, about 3/8 inch. Each leaf is about 28 millimeters x 14 millimeters. Weight of the necklace is approximately 52 grams.
Condition is excellent / pristine vintage. All components original and intact. All molded glass leaves secure within pronged framework. No chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. No stains, discoloration, rubs, abrasions or scratches. Pewter tone finish intact, front and back. All soldering / connections secure. No twists or improper bends. Proper alignment and drape. Closure secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Pristine vintage.
The necklace is signed in familiar script on the reverse of link nearest hook: "Schiaparelli". It dates circa 1950s-1960s.
Check out the matching bracelet: Item # 00772.
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