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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Necklace I bought online from Czech republic (from the same seller as the egyptian revival enamel bracelet I posted today).
    The "lapis" stones are plastic, not tested yet as I dont have my Simichrome with me right now, but I dont think this is bakelite. Tried the smell test, and it does not have that wonderful bakelite smell. Smells like - wet toilet paper.

    The necklace bothers me - it is very much in deco style, nice design, rivets and clasp, but I would like to see some tear and wear, and this is in superb condition. The metal looks modern. The necklace just lacks that feeling it should have. But I am not an expert, and I am not sure. Is this a modern "in deco style" chinese stuff possibly?
    The seller was genuine Czech person, she asked a few EURs for it only, as usual (they never ask much for a costume jewelry piece), so I lost no big money.Yet it would be nice to have a true deco, not a "deco".

    What do you think about the condition?

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Nice find!
      The screws and rivets make me think it is genuine Art Deco! Chinese piece would have been only glued... if a forgery, price should have been higher ;-)
      For the immaculate condition, either it hasn't been worn or come from new old stock!
      Plastic or galalith.
    2. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 4 years ago
      You know this is outside my knowledge but it looks really well made to me. All those rivets & screws.
    3. Tigra, 4 years ago
    4. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      Thank you, Kyra!
    5. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      Jewels1900 - thank you a lot!
    6. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      Thank you for your love, Tigra!
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Agree with comments above - I think it is original Art Deco and very beautiful.
    8. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Well first of all I have to say, I hope that the wet toilet paper wasn't used! ( :) ) and next is did you mean to say you would like to have true deco, not "decoy"??? just checking! :)

      It looks great from here. BUT what I was thinking in an offhand way, that sure looks like a pocket watch fob, don't you think? It could be, don't know. I say always follow your gut, it's your god given built in alarm system. It won't lie to you!
    9. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Im seriously thinking it's something from the 70's. The flathead screws are old but I don't think art deco old and I have some of those half moon silver pieces, that aren't really silver. Stick a magnet to it. It's still pretty.
    10. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      valentino97, thank you a lot! As always!
    11. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      shareurpassion, thank you a lot! art decoy :DDDD
      No this is not silver.
    12. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      More like art monderne, but a futuristic treasure none the less !~
    13. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      PhilDMorris, thank you! Pls, do you have a good link for further info?

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