Art Deco Jewelry Bavarian Intaglio Glass Flower Pin #14411
This pin was made in the 1930-1940 late Art Deco era in Bavaria after World War II in a region called Neu-Gablonz, or close to Ausburg.
In 1991, a German woman published a book on Bohemian glass, filled with the history of glass making in this region. In her book she depicts painted intaglio glass domes that were made in Bavaria in the 1940s and 1950s. She attributes the intaglio glass method to German Johann Friedrich Reiffenstein (1719-1793) who in 1766, achieved cameo incrustations or sulfides.
This elegant octagonal glass pin is a Water Lily design and the paints are in pristine condition. The paints have a metallic oxide luster creating a silver shimmering effect. The Lily is silver white, the leaf is Oriental yellow-green, and the background is iridescent pale yellow.
The domed and molded glass has machined bevels around the perimeter, creating a perfect picture frame look. The bezel is an old dog tooth style and the silver metal frame is a beaded die stamp.
The back of the pin is silver metal with the original C Clasp.
The pin is medium in size and the thick glass dome makes the flowers jump out in a 3D fashion. The pin is 1 3/8" long x 1 1/16" tall or 3.2 cm x 2.7 cm.
The pin is in superb condition. It has been extremely well cared for and all of the paints are bright and not faded and do not have any damage from sunlight or moisture. The pin is very clean and there is no dirt or verdigris and the silver metal is not worn or damaged. The glass cabs do not have any scratches, chips, or other imperfections.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation jewelry box.