Modernist Fired Glass Enamel Statement Piece Lucite Beads Gray tones Matching Earrings Vintage Set Demi Parure. Bold Artist hand made fired glass enamel pendant in shades of gray alabaster, black and white on a Lucite beaded necklace. Dating from the 1970's, this was never worn and still has original tag attached. The matching earrings are for pierced ears but no longer have their backs (easily replaced). They also have an artistic curve to each piece giving them a sculptured side as well. One of a Kind. Artsy. Unique, Modernist & Fabulous! The Pendant measures 3" x 2" and hangs from an approx. 17" Lucite Necklace. The Earrings measure 1 1/2" x 1 1/4". The origin of enameling can be traced to ancient times when vitreous (made from glass) enamels were used on and in metalwork. This practice reportedly enabled the artist to use glass in place of rare gemstones. Modern day vitreous enamels can still be found in these original colors along with many others, expanding the artist's palette. Enamels are fine particles of glass applied to metal to add color. Enamels are typically applied by dry sifting the particles onto the surface or by wet packing the enamels into channels or depressions in the metal. Once applied, enamels are heated until they soften and flow; the heat source used is a kiln or torch. The mineral composition of each enamel effects how the glass reacts in the heat and how it reacts on the metal. Wonderful unworn Condition! With Original Tag!
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