Floral Lapis Necklace
The gorgeous lapis glass stone featured in this pendant necklace was made in Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. It’s a skillful imitation of the authentic lapis carvings produced in China and Japan in the 1800s.
Late nineteenth-century Bohemian glassmakers invented the first method for press-molding glass buttons and jewelry stones. During this time they produced jet black glass buttons and jewels by using tongs to hand-press molten glass into intricately carved iron molds.
Their methods continued to advance and by the 1920s and 1930s, they were producing complex jewelry stones imitating carved lapis, carnelian, and jade in carved floral patterns.
In this piece:
- Hand-pressed lapis glass flower stone, made in Czechoslovakia in the 1930s
- Silver-plated pewter setting cast in Louisiana
- Silver-plated brass chain
- Length 15” with 4” extender
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