Roseate EarringsRegular price $41.00
These earrings showcase two lovely examples of midcentury European hand-pressed glass.
On top are two West German givré glass baguettes. Givré glassmakers use a lampworking torch to heat glass and a swirling technique to create the lovely opaque color ribbons evident in these pretty baguettes. The bottom pieces are gorgeous hand-pressed Czechoslovakian fire opals.
Czech and German button artisans honed their skills for centuries, and then in the early 18th century, they were the first to start pressing hot glass in finely detailed molds. By the early 20th century, they’d mastered their craft, and their exquisitely detailed glass buttons and stones were exported around the world.
The glass pieces in these earrings were hand-pressed using centuries-old processes. And they all testify to the enduring talents of European glass artisans.
In this piece:
- Pink givré baguettes made in Western Germany, circa 1950-1960
- Fire opal cabochons made in Czechoslovakia, circa 1950-1960
- Stamped brass settings made today in the USA in vintage dies
- Nickel-free & lead-free brass euro wire closures
- Hangs 1 3/4”
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