Antique art deco c. 1920's to 30's (may be older, Art Nouveau era) beautiful crystal and jet long elegant necklace. Like a little work of art, stunning clear brilliant cut claw set crystals set in gorgeous floral petal brass pendant hangs with faceted jet fringe, and sits on faceted jet bead chain. Wonderful to wear for fancy evenings out; dinners and events, but also to jazz up an every day outfit. Measures 18 1/2 inches long and the pendant itself is 3 1/2 inches. In superb condition w/ no missing crystals or dulling that I've noted. Only comment is that it would make sense to restring because its old and I'm guessing the string has had wear & may or may not have some degradation. Guessing that its Jet so no guarantees there and of course the date.
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Downsizing was inevitable and I've done it several times already. This is the big one, and I am still unboxing treasures retrieved from storage after decades.
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My collecting story starts after watching Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new.
Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.