|Puzzling Chinese charm Haskell-style necklace|
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One of the cloisonne beads has the curious feature of apparently being enameled, but not subequently ground and polished. Firepolished.
I have other examples of this exact chain and clasp on other Chinese charm necklaces, as well as the stone components. If anyone's interested, let me know, and I'll post pix.
I tend to think of these things as being popular in the late 1930s-early 1940s - Japan's invasion of Manchuria and China, Madame Chiang Kai-sheks speech to Congress, etc. - China was in the news.
Apart from the stamped filigree findings and brass heart, the question seems to be whether these necklaces and bracelets were the product of a Chinese workshop - Hong Kong? Peking/Peiping? Shanghai? - or assembled somewhere else with Chinese stone and cloisonne beads.
And if they actually might date closer to the 1920s, when China was a tourist destination despite the civil conflict and warlords.
The crappy photos are the auctioneer's.