Markings: Unmarked, tested, and guaranteed. Color: slightly semi-translucent milky white hue. Glass is a manufactured stone. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester.
Stone Cuts: Polished melon carving. Collectible Type: Decorative carved melon/paperweight. Men's or Women's: Unisex.
Handmade during the Art Deco era in China. Entirely composed of a heavy piece of glass with the appearance of a melon and a hue meant to resemble that of celadon jade. This glass contains a flattened base, enabling it to rest atop books and papers as a paperweight. This piece could use a gentle cleaning.
This listing is for the item only. This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period. This era focused on women, and the beauty of nature and the pieces were often large. Enamel was a standard material used in Art Nouveau jewelry as the period was more about the importance of the design over the materials used to create it. The Art Nouveau period happened before the start of the first World War, when mass manufacturing took over the production of many products, including some jewelry.Chinese export jewelry became popular during the late Victorian period and persisted until the 1960s. During this period, Chinese craftsmen were considered by far the best in the world. The rich and wealthy would custom-order a piece through their local jeweler, who would send the design off to China to be made and sent back to Europe. This lengthy process was very expensive, making Chinese export pieces highly desirable, then and now. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Paperweights".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.