Antique Vintage Nouveau Sterling Silver Fruit Salad Glass Acorn Charm Bracelet
Age Circa: Antique C. Markings: Unmarked, Tested, Guaranteed. Country of Origin. Gram Weight: 175.0 Grams. Material: Blown Glass, Faux Mabe Pearls. Main Stone Carat Weight/Color: Clear. Accent Stone Carat Weight/Color. Stone Treatment: Glass is treated for color. Stone Cuts: Cabochon & Round Faceted. Item Measurements: The bracelet has a wearable length of 7.5 in length. The charm bracelet itself measures just under 0.5 wide. The smaller charms measure just over 0.5″ in length by 0.75″ in width. The larger charms measure 1″ in length by just over 1″ in width. Bracelet Type: Charm Bracelet. Closure/Clasp Type: The bracelet includes a secure and safe toggle clasp. Link Type: Rope Twist. Pendant Type: A type of slider pendant with dangling tassels. Notable Features: Fruit Salad Colored Glass stones, Stones were blown to fit each setting, Buttercup settings, Handmade charms, Hand-chased patterns on the charms, Acorn-shaped charms, Most likely picked up on the Grand Tour, Large Rope Twist Chain. Damage: Age appropriate wear. Some of the gold wash is a little worn in areas, it gives it a gorgeous gold/silver luster. The pearls are Faux, the Fruit Salad glass does have some wear as well as the clear paste stones, some of the clear stones are crooked in the settings and chipped, but secure. This is all completely normal for a piece of this age, the price has however been reduced to reflect this. This beautiful piece was made during a period called the Art Nouveau Era! This time was also called “La Belle Epoque” in French which translates to A Beautiful Time. This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period. The Art Nouveau period was famous for its flowing organic designs, flowing ladies, flowing floral designs, and regal designs. The Grand Tour was the standard European vacation of the Georgian and Victorian eras. The opportunity it gave for studying culture, architecture and art made it a tradition, especially for the upper classes. And what better souvenir of this long trip than pieces of native souvenir jewelry such as Italian cameos, mosaic and pietra dura pieces. Pieces often also had historical inspirations from the remnants of Pompeii to the pyramids of Egypt, cultural learning was a focal point of the grand tour, the process of remembrance spilled over into jewelry souvenirs. The chasing technique is a very difficult silversmith process when the artist uses a nail like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns within the metal work. This process was very difficult and only the best jewelers were trained in the process. In 1724, French jewel designer Georges Frédéric Strass came up with paste, a kind of leaded glass that he cut and polished with metal powder until it appeared to shimmer like a diamond in the light. These white diamante or strass were a hit with glamorous Parisian high society. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation. The item “Antique Vintage Nouveau Sterling Silver Fruit Salad Glass Acorn Charm Bracelet” is in sale since Friday, June 30, 2017. 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 to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, China.
- Style: Chain
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Metal Purity: .925
- Main Stone: Glass