Handmade during the Art Deco era in China. Chinese export jewelry was very fashionable during this time period, making pieces like these earrings very expensive and highly desirable. Each earring consists of a sterling silver lantern adorned with the Chinese hanzi characters ", " ", " ", " which can be translated as a blessing for prosperity, fortune, and a long life.
This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940.
Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specially cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Articulated pieces of jewelry are usually composed of two or more pieces connected by a flexible joint, hinge, or pivot to allow for realistic movement.This technique is used to lend a lifelike quality to animal figures, or to allow jewelry to drape elegantly, like a snake chain. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling 925 Silver Chinese Lantern Drop Dangle Earrings" is in sale since Sunday, September 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Earrings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.