1930s Machine Age Chrome Plated Vintage Chain Necklace

Featuring a typically minimal Machine Age design, this versatile necklace dates from the 1930s. 

Condition Report:

Very Good - Some tiny spots of rubbing where the metal links meet. This is only obvious upon very close inspection. It is consistent with age and does not detract from the overall appeal of the piece. 

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The Details...

This necklace features plain, chrome plated circular links. Each one is joined to the other with a fancy flat link embossed with a pattern. The necklace fastens with a bolt ring and measures 41.5cm.

A Short History...

During the 1920s and early 1930s, jewellery was influenced by the dawn of a new era. There was a push for all things modern after the shock of the First World War - people wanted to be cleansed of the old and celebrate the new. In the world of design a pure, hard-edged style was craved. This was evident in Bauhaus architecture, cubist art and the dropped-waist, linear-cut silhouette of the Flapper Girl. Jewellery designers looked to celebrate a burgeoning, bright industrial future in their work, creating pieces that looked almost mechanical with their sharp shapes and chrome coloured highlights. This necklace is certainly a-typical of Art Deco jewellery design during the period - its bold geometry and sharp silver for a new feminine look and movement. 

Wear it With...

This necklace would look great layered with other vintage and antique chains.  

  • Colour Silver
  • Era 1930s
  • Occasion Work, Wedding Guest, The Festive Season, Smart Casual, Cocktail and Evening, Everyday
  • Trend Gatsby Glamour