These marvelous antique jewels are from very early in the Art Deco period, because strong Edwardian influence is evident in the fine filigree drops and dainty chain, as well as the choker length of the necklace. Likely dating would be 1922, immediately following news of the Tut's Tomb discovery, and probable origin is Czech (based on the high-quality glass and metalwork).
The six pendant drops, four for the necklace and two for the earrings, are beautifully fashioned in the form of cylinder seals found in ancient burials and each holds two vivid green crystal beads. The necklace measures 14 1/2 inches long, plus its hook and the drop at the back of the chain. Earrings will fall about 1 1/4 inches below the ear.
Provenance is a Midwestern estate and condition, as you see, is absolutely lovely. The gilt brass shows time's rich patina, which we left in place, but of it course can be polished more brightly if you prefer. Later earring posts had been added, so we replaced those with antique earwires that are right for the period (from old store stock, never worn).
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