Czech Antique Necklace Yellow w Milk Glass Gold Foil 1930s Jewelry
This very unique long glass necklace dates from the late 1930s or early 1940s. The lemon yellow glass blown beads were made in the Gablonz / Czech region; very uncommon old beads.
Each bead is individually wired by looped brass wires. There are repeating sections of 5 mm opalescent white milk glass molded beads. These beads are very old milk glass that are semi transparent - not like later milk glass that is bright white.
Behold, the necklace is an incredible 53" long !
The yellow beads are hand made twisted irregular shapes of tubes and pears and range from 5/8" to 3/4" long. The gold beads are 8 mm metal beads with imprinted floral patterns in 24 kt gold gilt.
Some of the gold beads have some very light wear but all of the other beads are perfect with no chips, cracks, or lack of shine. ( There is one pear shape yellow bead that has a slight edge rough spot - not a chip - just how it was made.) There is some aged verdigris patina to some of the brass wire loops. They have been cleaned, but there are still some residue, and not much can be done about the aged old brass wire.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation jewelry box.