Share your favorites on Show & Tell

old black glass beaded tassel

In Womens Clothing > 1920s and 1930s Womens Clothing > Show & Tell and Accessories > Show & Tell.
1920s and 1930s Womens Clothing1 of 30Vintage Beaded Flapper Dress c.1925Purple beaded 1920s flapper dress
11
Love it
0
Like it

LovelyPatLovelyPat loves this.
kwqdkwqd loves this.
raven3766raven3766 loves this.
vintagelampvintagelamp loves this.
auraaura loves this.
PhilDMorrisPhilDMorris loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
dav2no1dav2no1 loves this.
Alfie21Alfie21 loves this.
WatchsearcherWatchsearcher loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
See 9 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 2 months ago

    AnythingOb…
    (1348 items)

    Here's an unusual one. (I think?) This tassel measures almost 9" long in all, and appears to be made entirely of bunches and bunches of tiny black glass beads. The same on both sides, its top part has them all applied to a semi-solid (cardboard, or ?) inner backing material along with several larger matching 'stones', while the bottom part is all loose strands of two differing patterns and lengths.

    I do not really know what the intended purpose of this was, but due to items found with it I believe it was most likely a woman's fashion accessory of some variety, quite possibly from the 1920's-30's 'flapper era' or thereabouts. If anybody DOES have any better clue what it is or how old it could be, PLEASE leave a comment and let me (and the rest of us) know!!!

    logo
    1920s and 1930s Womens Clothing
    See all
    Vintage 1930s Feedsack Gauze Linen Cotton Foliage Printed Dress 2
    Vintage 1930s Feedsack Gauze Linen ...
    $300
    ANTIQUE 1920's SPOTTED FRENCH NET LACE W/ RUFFLES DRESS.... PXS
    ANTIQUE 1920's SPOTTED FRENCH N...
    $120
    XS 1930s Sheer Green Cotton Dress White Swiss Dots Spring Summer Art Deco 30s
    XS 1930s Sheer Green Cotton Dress W...
    $255
    1930S BLACK SILK VELVET JACKET PUFF PEAKED SHOULDERS DECO CLASPS 26W
    1930S BLACK SILK VELVET JACKET PUFF...
    $112
    logo
    Vintage 1930s Feedsack Gauze Linen Cotton Foliage Printed Dress 2
    Vintage 1930s Feedsack Gauze Linen ...
    $300
    See all

    Comments

    1. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 2 months ago
      That’s really a whopper of a tassel!
      On the uppermost end, does that one large ‘stone’ adjust up and down so as to tighten that little loop of beads around something?
      Regarding that loop of beads, would you (or a lady) be able to put your hand thru the loop and tighten it on the wrist?
      You can probably see that I’m grasping at straws and thinking of a Flapper doing a Charleston with your fancy tassel flashing and flipping around. ;^)
    2. Alfie21 Alfie21, 2 months ago
      Very nice. Wear it in a ponytail !? Or, secured at the base of a bun to hang at the back of the head ?
    3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 months ago
      THANKS to vetraio50, Watchsearcher, Alfie21, dav2no1, & fortapache for your quick <love it>s!! Watchsearcher, the loop/bead at its top doesn't move or adjust, in fact there are four strands (one now broken and sans beads, the only 'damage' I can find) between that bead and the top of the tassel, under the loop. I just have it hanging on a binder clip for the pics.
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 months ago
      Sometimes if you are lucky you find a whole store with items made for windows, sashes etc. for the same purpose. The Bombay company used to sell a lot of masterpiece gems but I always got mine mostly from window decoration stores which sometimes made gilded gold ones and other gems. I could see this hanging from an end of a cushion like the round ones that had beautiful tucked ends. This one of yours is beautiful and likely a custom piece.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.