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
    Pat P, lovewrens, i need help and 6 others like this.
  2. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    Not Art Nouveau in timing or style, my WAG would be 1920s-30s.
    Pat P, judy, KikoBlueEyes and 5 others like this.
  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.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2020
    Pat P, Kathy Anderson, judy and 3 others like this.
  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Found some photos of mine:

    KSW, Pat P, lovewrens and 9 others like this.
  8. wenna

    wenna Well-Known Member

    AJ, those beads are VERY similar! Also the piece in between the beads. What years are Renaissance Revival?
    Pat P, judy, KikoBlueEyes and 2 others like this.
  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.
    KSW, Pat P, kyratango and 7 others like this.
  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.
    KSW, Pat P and wenna like this.
  12. wenna

    wenna Well-Known Member

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

    Kathy Anderson Well-Known Member

    KSW and Any Jewelry like this.

    CECELIA G SWART New Member

    what is a vinegar bath and proportions of vinegar to water to clean jewelry
    KSW, Pat P and kyratango like this.
  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!
    judy, Pat P, kyratango and 1 other person like this.

    CECELIA G SWART New Member

    thanks i will try this on some of my old jewelry
    Pat P, kyratango and Any Jewelry like this.
  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.
    KSW, Pat P and kyratango like this.
  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.
    Pat P and kyratango like this.
  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.
Draft saved Draft deleted
Similar Threads: Nouveau Necklace
Forum Title Date
Jewelry Help identifying stone on nouveau style necklace Mar 1, 2017
Jewelry Questions on Two Antique/Art Nouveau Gold Pins Wednesday at 12:33 PM
Jewelry What cut of diamond and sapphires? Art nouveau ring! Aug 6, 2020
Jewelry Total mystery for me, unknown material Art Nouveau pendant. Jun 10, 2020
Jewelry Art nouveau Czech glass? Dec 25, 2019

Share This Page