Notable Features: The necklace includes a beautiful hollow hand-hammered repoussé center piece that features tradition Chinese characters in hand-chased high relief form. The necklace also includes three dangles that fall below.The dangles depict a foo dog, fish, and toad. There is another tassel that hangs off of the side of the necklace that includes a lotus flower applied pagoda charm. The piece is made using the repoussé technique and was most likely made for a wealthy Chinese court official. One of the side charms is missing, the price reflects this. This listing is for the item only.
This beautiful piece comes from the Art Deco Era! The Art Deco Era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" Era. Many gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. The necklace features classic handmade craftsmanship and some of the finest silver work you will ever see. This necklace is a classic Chinese handcrafted masterpiece, it truly belongs in a museum.
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 lasted until the 1960's. In a lot of ways, Chinese export jewelry fashioned what we know of jewelry today.During these periods, Chinese craftsmen, including jewelers and stone cutters, were considered by far the best in the world. The wealthy would have a piece custom ordered through their local jeweler.
They drafted a design which was then sent to China to be crafted and sent back. As you can imagine, this was not cheap, that being said, these pieces are very rare and few have survived until today. Repoussé is an ancient metal-working technique. It involved shaping malleable silver first formed with an uniquely crafted three-dimensional mold. After the silver was formed from the mold, it was then further refined by hammering from the reverse side which added details to the front.
The finished work was an intricate piece with grooves, indentations, and channeling. The silver was then polished, which was the final step to create these eye-catching treasures.Please take this into consideration before. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese Court Repousse Rattle Necklace" is in sale since Thursday, March 23, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.