Vintage 1930 Bondage 3 Metal Necklace

Vintage linked necklace has 3-strand aged silver, copper, and brass chains and is finished with filigree gold tone winged closure.

  • Unsigned
  • 14" copper chain, 15 3/4" silver chain, 16 1/2" brass chain

History:  After the onset of the Great Depression, additional trends began to emerge as the Art Deco style carried over from the 1920's, continued to flourish, including the Retro style (1935-50).  Initially jewelry was designed to be feminine, but as women joined the workforce, dressed in tight fitting jackets and skirts, jewelry began to evolve due to social change and lack of certain materials and emergence of others.  By the late 1930's and 1940's, jewelry became characteristically chunky and contrasting, some even referencing machinery.  Some jewelry was even militaristic in theme since there was war in Europe and jewelers immigrated to America, channeling their experiences into their work.  Filigree, first believed to be used by the ancient Egyptians, is a type of metalwork motif referencing threading, movement, and lace, and is achieved by twisting threads of metal that are soldered to a surface, creating an artistic arrangement.  Filigree reached its height in jewelry during the Art Deco period and was thought of as a beautifully romantic accent to jewelry.

 

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Type: Necklace    
Vendor: greyparachutes.com
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