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Deco Blue Mirror Glass Fan Necklace

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Sometimes the coolest and edgiest antique jewelry is "costume jewelry", which is made from less-than-precious materials. This mirrored glass Deco necklace with its vibrant blue fan-shaped panels is one that would have looked fabulously of-the-moment on a well-dressed flapper. Backed in brass, and mass-produced, this is a typical high Deco ornament; think of it as fast fashion of the 20s and 30s.

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  • Materials: glass, brass
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 15-3/4" length, 3/4 x 5/8" fans
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ART DECO (1915 – 1940) Art Deco is highly recognizable for its minimalism and futurism. Simultaneous art movements—Cubism, Bauhaus—informed the geometric style, along with “exotic” foreign influences like the Ballet Russe. Motifs like ziggurats and sunbursts, stripped of visual clutter, conveyed the optimism of an increasingly technological world. In jewelry, the predominant use of white metals let colorful gems take center stage. Stones that were opaque and true in color, like lapis lazuli, onyx, jade, coral, and opal were worked into designs alongside more precious and brilliant gems, like diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Extra-long beaded necklaces and tasseled “sautoirs” followed the narrow flapper silhouette. The baguette cut was an Art Deco innovation, and the decade saw increased use of other angular diamond cuts, like the precise caliber cut and the emerald cut. Synthetic gems, like sapphires, were celebrated as a scientific marvel. Marcel Tolkowsky, 21 years old at the time, published the design for the round brilliant cut in 1919.
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About Details History
Sometimes the coolest and edgiest antique jewelry is "costume jewelry", which is made from less-than-precious materials. This mirrored glass Deco necklace with its vibrant blue fan-shaped panels is one that would have looked fabulously of-the-moment on a well-dressed flapper. Backed in brass, and mass-produced, this is a typical high Deco ornament; think of it as fast fashion of the 20s and 30s.

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  • Materials: glass, brass
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 15-3/4" length, 3/4 x 5/8" fans
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ART DECO (1915 – 1940) Art Deco is highly recognizable for its minimalism and futurism. Simultaneous art movements—Cubism, Bauhaus—informed the geometric style, along with “exotic” foreign influences like the Ballet Russe. Motifs like ziggurats and sunbursts, stripped of visual clutter, conveyed the optimism of an increasingly technological world. In jewelry, the predominant use of white metals let colorful gems take center stage. Stones that were opaque and true in color, like lapis lazuli, onyx, jade, coral, and opal were worked into designs alongside more precious and brilliant gems, like diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Extra-long beaded necklaces and tasseled “sautoirs” followed the narrow flapper silhouette. The baguette cut was an Art Deco innovation, and the decade saw increased use of other angular diamond cuts, like the precise caliber cut and the emerald cut. Synthetic gems, like sapphires, were celebrated as a scientific marvel. Marcel Tolkowsky, 21 years old at the time, published the design for the round brilliant cut in 1919.
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