We have similar Art Deco and Chinese items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Age Circa : Art Deco C. Gram Weight : 10.9 grams.
Color: semi-translucent light green hue with mottled lighter green hues throughout. Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Polished low relief carving.Brooch, lapel pin, hat pin, scarf pin, tie pin. Closure Type: Pin stem with a locking "c" clasp. Convertible to Pendant: If desired, your local jeweler can add a bale to this piece, so it can be worn as a pendant. Handmade during the Art Deco era in China, a lovely example of Chinese export jewelry.
925 sterling silver, the brooch features a large carved jadeite jade stone. The jadeite jade contains a gorgeous, semi-translucent light green hue with mottled lighter and darker green hues throughout; please reference the third photo above for a staged example of the stones' semi-translucency. Chinese stonecutters expertly carved the jadeite into the motif of what appears to be a dragon's head and foliate designs. The jadeite jade also features a unique, curving design and rests in a sterling silver bezel setting.
The brooch is completed with a locking "c" clasp for wear on a variety of clothing and accessories. The stone is slightly loose in its setting, an intentional design choice on the part of the jeweler to prevent damage while setting the stone; however, the stone is completely secure and this does not affect wear. While the stone is curved, this also appears to be an intentional choice on the part of the stone cutter, and the stone is not broken or cracked.There is minor tarnish to and some tiny breaks in the mesh-like bezel setting, which does not affect wear. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era.
A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1935. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece.During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Chinese export jewelry became popular during the late Victorian period and persisted until the 1960s.
During this period, Chinese craftsmen were considered by far the best in the world. The rich and wealthy would custom-order a piece through their local jeweler, who would send the design off to China to be made and sent back to Europe. This lengthy process was very expensive, making Chinese export pieces highly desirable, then and now.Chinese stone cutters were considered some of the finest artisans in the world. They would spend years learning to hand-carve many different types of stones, and excelled in creating finely detailed pieces other artisans couldnt even hope to compare to. Their skill was so refined that they could even carve delicate stones like coral and jade.
Chinese stone cutters were so talented that Victorian era European socialites would commission pieces from them, preferring the hefty price tag that came with such high quality work to the ready availability of Western stonework. It was in Chinawhere the gem-carving tradition was already thousands of years oldthat jadeite reached its peak as an important artistic medium. The first jadeite reached China in the late 1700s, and late eighteenth and early nineteenth century carvers created masterpieces that are still unsurpassed in concept, design, and technical execution.
Jadeite is prized for its hardness and density and occurs in green, white, orange, yellow, lavender, red, gray, and black hues. The highest grade of jadeite is translucent and has an even color distribution. The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Jadeite Jade Pin Brooch 10.9g" is in sale since Sunday, May 9, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
This item can be shipped worldwide.