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 look fabulous under artificial light, with a luminous iridescent effect when the light catches them in a certain way (please see penultimate photo with flash). Inevitably with these beads there is some surface wear, with a few tiny bare patches and some discolouration here and there, but you wouldn’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. There is no clasp – the necklace just goes on over the head and is very lightweight easy to wear. The necklace is strung on the original string.
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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