A leader in the production of early costume jewelry accessories, Czechoslovakia was the undisputed go to country for newly accepted designs crafted in base metals and imitation gemstones. With it's signature brass tone filigree metal work and fancy art glass stones and rhinestones, as well as enamel work, Czechoslovakia fulfilled America's and much of the world's fascination for faux for decades. Many of it's finest pieces date from the early 1900s-1930s.
The necklace presented, circa 1920s-1930s utilizes brass tone filigree settings dabbed with enamels in black and turquoise colors. Bezel and prong set glass cabochons resembling turquoise accent throughout -- a large oval dominating the center of pendant. An enameled brass tone chevron bail with round simulated turquoise cab supports bilateral chains in period oval links secured with a spring ring clasp. All original and correct.
The necklace's wearable length is about 16 inches. Pendant and bail add an additional approximate 2 inches x 1 1/16 inches at it's widest point with a 3/8 inch profile or height. Large oval cab is about 13 millimeters x 9 millimeters. Weight of the necklace is approximately 8 grams.
Condition is excellent / near pristine vintage. All components original and intact. Glass cabs free from chips, nicks, abrasions, cracks or breaks. Brass tone finish intact, front and back. Enameling intact. No dents, improper bends, crush or collapse. All links and connections secure. All soldering secure. Closure strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Near pristine vintage.
The necklace is signed on reverse of the pendant portion within an oval cartouche: "CZECHO" -- a common marking for Czechoslovakian work. Circa 1920-1930s.
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