Posted 5 years ago
I picked up this glass bead necklace in a charity shop for £1 the other day. It has lost one full strand of beads at some point, and it's lost something (a cabochon?) from the clasp, but the beads look great quality and I couldn't leave it there for that price! I'm guessing they're Art Deco Peking glass.
They were a bit grubby, the cord is stained and frayed, one strand is missing, the clasp has some traces of silver plating that has worn off as well as missing an ornament, so I think this necklace has been very well loved. When I wiped all the beads with a damp cloth, I could see that they're all slightly irregular shapes, so obviously hand made. They're all in perfect condition, with no chips or scratches.
The shorter of the two strands is 20" long, but that would have been the middle strand originally. The necklace as it is weighs 118g. The clasp has "Made in France" stamped on it. The beads will need re-stringing but as it's missing a strand I might re-string it as two necklaces, or replace the clasp with one suitable for two strands.