Parisian Nights - Art Deco Sterling Silver Intaglio Black Glass Carved Seahorse Pendant & Earrings (ADP015)
Parisian Nights - Art Deco Sterling Silver Intaglio Black Glass Seahorse Pendant & Earrings. This stunning set is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked Silver. Featuing 3 oval carved seahorses, Art Deco styling, and quality craftsmanship. This gorgeous pendant and earrings set is expertly claw -set with beautiful onyx black gems, which are carved with these elegant seahorse figures. The 3 gems are polished and shiny, whilst the seahorse has a matt finish. The pendant has a sterling silver chain, which looks to be original to the pendant. The earrings are antique screw backs for pierced or non-pierced ears. This exquisite and dramatic Art Deco set looks amazing when worn... truly wearable art for day or night!
Intaglio cutting is just one of the techniques used by glass engravers, and has been done with engraving wheels as long ago as Roman times. It was widely used in Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries and is part of the repertoire of techniques used by contemporary artists, especially those from Scandinavia.
Silver's history is long. The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 B.C., in Turkey and Greece, according to the RSC. Ancient people even figured out how to refine silver. ... The silver does not react to the air, but the base metals such as lead and copper oxidize and separate from the precious metal.
Measurements: Pendant 54.00 mm x 35.00 mm Chain 16" Earrings: 20.00 mm x 15.00 mm
Stone Size: Intaglio (Pendant) 54.00 mm x 35.00 mm Earrings: 20.00 mm x 15.00 mm
Weight: 32.00 grams
Date: Circa 1920