Age Circa : Art Deco C. Gram Weight : 56.7 Grams.
Item Measurements : The bracelet has a wearable length of 7.75. The wrist gap measures 2.5 wide. The bracelet opens up along the side via a hinge to easily fit the wrist through.Bracelet Type : Hinged Bangle Bracelet. Closure/Clasp Type : Push Clasp that opens along the side via a hinge wide enough to fit the wrist through. Link Type : Hammered & Chased. Notable Features : This beautiful bracelet was handmade during the Art Deco era. Exotic bracelets from the far east were very popular during this era and the wealthy would have pieces custom ordered to their specifications. The bracelet features the bright appearance and heavily engraved/chased designs that were popular in Art Deco french Indo China. The hand chiseled/chased patterns along the outside of the bracelet depict two scenes near the clasp that's worn on the side of the wrist. The scenes are carved in high relief and feature village scenes. The sides the face up or down depending on your mood, include scales, textured, and vine patterns. The intricacy of the chased patterns is truly something to behold. If you look very closely on the inside of the bangle you can see the hammer marks from when this bracelet was formed into shape. This bracelet is a museum quality masterpiece. Please don't miss your chance to own this special part of history.
Some of the designs on the outside feature some minimal wear that happens when worn on the bottom of the wrist. It is in amazing condition for it's age. Regardless, the price has been reduced to reflect this.
Please take this into consideration before. 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. French Indochina was a grouping of French colonial territories in Southeast Asia. It was formed on October 17, 1887, following the French victory over China in the Sino-French War, and was disbanded in 1954. Jewelry made in this federation between 1887 and 1950 was typically of French Art Nouveau and Art Deco design, but relied heavily upon regional Indochinese style elements, creating unique pieces that blended the aesthetics of Europe with the cultural symbolism of Southeast Asia.
Chasing is a metalworking technique that uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns onto a metal surface. This process creates a design that is sunk into the front of the surface using indentations, grooves, and channels. Chasing is thousands of years old and was very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Chinese French IndoChina Scene Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, June 24, 2018.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.