Fresh looking, soft signs of wear are noticeable only on close inspection. Silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear.No dents or imperfections to the shape. Glass cab at top of one earring has a crack through the middle, its possible it had a glue repair at some point as it is secure and noticeable only on close inspection.
Glass is smooth and gleaming with no surface wear and the molded design is crisp and distinct. Paste stones are all in place and look original and sparkly with a bit of wear and darkening to the foiling on the two baguette cut stones. Backings are secure and original (very unique, tiny tab pushes to release the backing). Mark Tiny French silver marks on backings. Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own unique history.
Beautiful early example of costume jewelry influenced by Indian designs. Poured glass was made to simulate carved emeralds, the dimensional drops have molded designs.
Silver caps, inset with tiny paste stones, move independently, showing refined construction. Full-sized these earrings are solid feeling with a lot of pendulum movement and sway when worn. On Glass Made to Simulate Gemstones.
Glass has long been used by jewelers to simulate natural gemstones. For instance, during the Georgian era, black dot paste is a term that refers to a style of glass that was made to simulate the sparkle of natural diamonds. But in the 1940s, the use of glass to simulate gemstones ramped up more than ever before. World War II constrained both fine materials and pocketbooks, so more and more designers (including high-end designers) focused on glass to re-create the distinctive properties of different gems. High-end designers thus began making costume glass jewelry - but with the same attention to detail, high craftsmanship, and design skill that was applied to fine jewelry.
Gemstones are time consuming to cut, requiring a high degree of skill from a trained craftsman, and glass cabochons can be equally complicated to manufacture on a large scale while keeping costs down. These constraints are only a few of the reasons you often see similar shapes of stones used in jewelry. For example, for a striking look as well as a unique find. _gsrx_vers_1281 GS 8.3.5 (1281).
The item "Vtg French Art Deco Pate de Verre Poured Glass Moghul Dangle Silver Earrings" is in sale since Saturday, March 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Earrings". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California.
This item can be shipped to United States.