Gram Weight : 26.7 Grams. Metal Type: Gold Wash Over. Item Measurements: The brooch measures 1.42" long by 3.26" wide. Brooch, Lapel Pin, Hat Pin, Scarf Pin. Closure Type: Pin Stem With 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. This beautiful gold wash over. 925 sterling silver item was handmade in China.
This brooch was made in a swirl motif, and is cloud-like in appearance. There are ornate applied swirl accents adorning the brooch, as well as foliate motifs. This item was made using the repousse technique. The repousse technique dates back as far as the 3rd century BC and involves hand hammering precious metals into beautiful and intricate patterns.
The gold wash is wearing through in places, revealing the tarnished sterling silver beneath. The price of this item has been reduce 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 1940. 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. Repoussé began as an ancient metalworking technique dating as far back as the 3rd century BC, involving malleable metal that was hammered onto the reverse side to create an image on the front. Examples are found all over the world; Greece, Egypt, and even the Hopewell periods in the American southeast.Reverse side hammering was also used to add detail to the front, creating intricate patterns using grooves, indentations, and channeling. The piece was then carefully polished to create a hollow, eye-catching treasure.
The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Yellow Gold Wash Chinese Ornate Swirl HUGE Pin Brooch" is in sale since Saturday, July 13, 2019. 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.