C. 1930 Czechoslovakian Glass Tassel Pendant Necklace
What a beautiful necklace this is! I'm left to make educated guesses on this one since it is not signed or marked in any way. But based on experience, I'd say it was made in Czechoslovakia in or around 1930. This type of brass and glass jewelry has been manufactured there for many, many years. And while this particular piece has all the stylings of the Art Nouveau era I feel more confident in saying it was likely made in the 30s when there was a revival of historical periods happening. I purchased it without a chain so it is possible that the original chain had some marks but we'll never know! Coincidentally I had some foxtail chain that matches the chains used in the tassels so I think it is a suitable companion. The large glass stone is a gorgeous square cut with a deep pointed back. It is housed in a lovely double-sided brass frame which is decorated with flowing leaves and a delicate texture. The three little tassels are each suspended from a faceted glass bead which coordinates with the glass bead that peeks out from below the chains. The length of the pendant measures 5" from the top of the decorative bale to the bottom bead of the center tassel. The frame around the stone measures 1-1/2" at the widest point and the length of the chain is 22-1/2". If you prefer the chain to be shorter just let me know. I'd be happy to adjust the length to any measurement you choose. Overall the necklace is in very very good condition! There is a teeny tiny nick on the pointed center facet of the stone. It's very minuscule so it does not detract from the necklace as a whole but I felt like I should mention it!