Beautiful Antique Vintage Art Deco Bohemian Czech Marbled Ballotini Beads Sautoir Tassel Flapper Necklace. Collector. Special Occasion. Wedding Bridal. Red Carpet Event. Party Ball. Present Gift.
An extremely rare and beautiful antique Art Deco Ballotini beads long sautoir flapper necklace. The beads are an aqua colour, with lovely marbling and a velvety feel. They have a wonderful light changing effect – they are darker in natural light and under artificial light, they have a luminous iridescent effect when the light catches them in a certain way (please see main photo taken with flash). Inevitably with these beads there is some surface wear, with a few small bare patches and some light discolouration here and there, but you don’t notice this when wearing and it doesn’t in any way detract from its immense charm.
Ballotini beads were made from wood, with miniscule glass balls affixed to the surface – almost like flocking. They were made in Gablonz, in the old kingdom of Bohemia. Because they are relativly fragile, not many have survived and they are very rare and highly sought after now. The beads are therefore fragile and would need to be treated with respect and worn with care.
There is no clasp – the necklace just goes on over the head and is very lightweight and easy to wear. The beads are strung on the original string, which still seems strong.
Everything is ALL ORIGINAL.
Measures approximately: 31″ or 79cm
with a 5″ or 12.5cm drop to the centre
in Very Good Antique Condition.
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