Made in Austria, this 1920's Art Deco pendant has lovely designer details and craftsmanship. With a long sterling chain, this necklace has an elongated silhouette and a prominent profile due to the bold cobalt-blue color of the enameling. The circular band of enamel frames the striking silverwork, appearing to glitter like marcasites, it is in fact refined patterning on the silver's surface.This piece is fresh looking and must have been tucked away and well taken care of as the minor amounts of wear are noticeable only on close inspection. The silver has a bright patina with very little surface wear and no dents or misshapen spots.
The enameling is dense and intact without any chipping or thinning. The chain is from the same time period and a nice marriage - it may or may not be original to the piece. There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape.23 chain, pendant is 2 including bale. Mark See photo (maker mark of a Bat).
Secure, and original to chain (chain likely original to pendant). There are several different styles of enameling: guilloche (colored, transparent enamel over a metal surface with geometric grooves), champlevé (enamel fills etchings or depressions in a metal surface), plique a jour (translucent enamel fitted into open-back metal cells) and more.
What makes antique or vintage enamel pieces collectible is the condition of the enamel workis it distinct and vibrant? Is it free from chips? Other characteristics like an elaborate pattern, unique depiction, or the use of multiple colors can add more value to an enamel pieces. A piece of jewelry that has been signed by the designer is immediately of higher value, because it definitively places the work in their oeuvre.This gives the piece a personal history that it might not otherwise havefixed in place, time, style, and intent. In addition, signed designer pieces indicate that a designer viewed the work as worthy enough to want his or her name to be forever associated with it. This indicates that the piece was made with a concentration on high-quality construction or perhaps trendy or progressive design. _gsrx_vers_1233 GS 8.1.1 (1233). The item "Vtg Austrian Art Deco Sterling Silver Blue Enamel Signed Pendant Necklace" is in sale since Monday, November 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.