Featured Art Nouveau (?) Necklace Stamped Brass and Green Speckled Glass

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by wenna, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. wenna

    wenna Well-Known Member

    In another thread I posted about an 'as is vintage jewelry' lot that I won at auction, wondering if I would regret it or not. It did not disappoint I think. This is the piece I spotted that I had to have. I knew there was some issue with it but turns out it just needs a jump ring (appropriately aged). The focal piece measures about 2 1/4" X 1 3/4". Wearing length about 16". How to describe this though? Are those Czech beads and stones or possibly Venetian? Do you think this dates to Art Nouveau period or is a revival piece? Not Art Nouveau at all? Czech-made brass and glass? Made elsewhere? I'll post a couple other necklaces from the same lot (because I just cannot resist). Thanks for looking and your input!!! Necklace green.JPG Necklace green focal.JPG Necklace green long beads.JPG Necklace green clasp figural beads.JPG Necklace green focal verso.JPG
     
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  2. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    Not Art Nouveau in timing or style, my WAG would be 1920s-30s.
     
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  3. wenna

    wenna Well-Known Member

    Thank you @Marie Forjan I have a really hard time assigning pieces to design periods.
     
  4. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Seems to be more of a renaissance revival type thing.
     
  5. wenna

    wenna Well-Known Member

    I will look at that angle. Any ideas on the beads and cabochon?
     
  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I have a Renaissance Revival sautoir necklace with similar twisted speckled beads. I think it was Venetian, but not sure.
    Can't find a photo right now, if I do I will post it.
     
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Found some photos of mine:

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  8. wenna

    wenna Well-Known Member

    AJ, those beads are VERY similar! Also the piece in between the beads. What years are Renaissance Revival?
     
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  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    They are very similar, aren't they? Could have been made by the same manufacturer.
    Renaissance designs were revived during several periods in history. I guess this could be 1910s-20s, but that is just a guess. The sautoir doesn't have flapper necklace length, so maybe it is just before that.
     
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  10. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Very nice. Needs a vinegar bath.
     
  11. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Style seems very Czechoslovakian. Did you check the clasp closely for any mark?
    Would they have imported Venetian glass at that time? Not so sure.

    It's lovely.
     
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  12. wenna

    wenna Well-Known Member

    i have not found any marks...I will check the clasp more closely though...thanks!
     
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  13. Kathy Anderson

    Kathy Anderson Well-Known Member

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  14. CECELIA G SWART

    CECELIA G SWART New Member

    what is a vinegar bath and proportions of vinegar to water to clean jewelry
     
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  15. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

  16. wenna

    wenna Well-Known Member

    I typically use non-diluted white vinegar to remove/clean verdigris from affected metals. I am going to soak this necklace for a bit to see if it will help to brighten up (what I presume to be) the brass parts. It may just be a gold toned plating though. It will help to clean it up either way. And Welcome @CECELIA G SWART! Stick around...you will learn something new every day!
     
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  17. CECELIA G SWART

    CECELIA G SWART New Member

    thanks i will try this on some of my old jewelry
     
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  18. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Be careful what you try it on. It is fine on brass and glass, as long as it isn't foil-backed, but many other materials can be damaged by vinegar.
    The foil on foil-backed glass should never come in contact with fluids. You can wipe the fronts with a cotton bud dampened with alcohol, but that's it.
     
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  19. Gus Tuason

    Gus Tuason Well-Known Member

    I agree with any jewelry. I think that the pendant and beads are slag glass, almost like the "Arts & Crafts" Period.
     
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  20. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Vinegar doesn't make it shiny; it just takes off the green gunk. Once the finish is gone, it's gone. This probably was gold-colored originally. Some 90s inspired-by pieces were made in the bare brass to look like what the old ones look like now. And I agree - no dunking of paint-backed rhinestones. The foil paint does NOT like water one bit.
     
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