1920s Art Deco Paste Vintage Drop Earrings with Original Box

Featuring a beautiful and typical Art Deco design, these earrings date from the 1920s and are unsigned.  

Condition Report:

Very Good - Minor darkening to a couple of rhinestones due to age. However, this is only visible upon very close inspection and does not detract from the overall appeal of the earrings. 

 

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The Details...

These silver tone metal (most likely Rhodium Plated) drop earrings are set with round, clear pastes in a geometric, typically Art Deco design, detailed with a small flower at the top. The earrings fasten with a screw-back mechanism. They measure 6.5cm x 1.75cm. The earrings also come complete with their original case, which is detailed with a snake print and features a crown motif. 

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. These earrings are certainly a-typical of Art Deco jewellery design during the period - their bold geometry, encrusted with bright pastes for a new feminine look and movement. 

Wear it With...

These earrings are perfect for evening wear or a special occasion. They would look beautiful with a little black dress, but equally chic with a bridal gown.