Necklace of Old-Fashioned Chinese Cloisonne Beads
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Posted by: beadiste Post Reply
07/05/2017, 12:37:37

Well, "Old-fashioned" meaning possibly from the 1960s-70s, before patterns became standardized to enable mass production.

About 11mm in size ( i.e., comparatively small). The style of the round buds, the details in the flower centers, and the use of tiny droplets as well as clouds indicate an older artisan used to pre-WWII styles of wirework. There are two basic patterns used, and the artist amused himself/herself by varying the colors of enamels in the stems, buds, and flowers.

The clasp is a gold-washed silver filigree, nice although not as carefully made as some. Stamped "silver."

Observations? Thoughts?

[the second picture has a Japanese ojime bead for comparison]

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