Earrings - Vintage German Cabochons & Art Nouveau Stampings

Layla Earrings

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These ethereal earrings showcase two lovely blue frosted mid-century West German glass cabochons suspended from delicate Art Nouveau-style brass stampings. 

German glassmaking is rooted in Bavaria. Influenced by their Czech counterparts in nearby Bohemia, German glassmakers developed exceptional glass button-making skills over the centuries.

When Czechoslovakia became part of the Soviet Union after WWII, the resident German glassmakers fled and set up workshops in their new West German communities. They built a thriving glass button industry, and by 1950 West Germany was considered the glass button capital of the world. 

Art Nouveau, with its intricate lines and flowing curves, was all the rage at the dawn of the 20th century. Its heyday was over before the First World, but it remains a cherished artistic style in our studio.

In this piece:

  • Vintage frosted blue glass oval cabochons made in Western Germany, circa 1950-1960
  • Art Nouveau style brass stampings and brass settings made today in the USA in vintage dies
  • Tiny hand-wrapped blue chalcedony bead chain
  • Nickel-free and lead-free brass lever-back ear wires
  • Length is 2 ¾”
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