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Lapis Bead Czech Art Deco Drop Earrings

Lapis Bead Czech Art Deco Drop Earrings

USD$195.00

Additional information

Maker

Unsigned

Size

1 5/8" x 1/2"

Condition

Excellent

Date

1920-1930s

Marks

"Czechoslovakia" on original screw-backs

A pair of lapis glass beads, each capped with flower-petal-shaped metal, form these Art Deco drop earrings from the former Czechoslovakia. The lower bead is 1/2-inch in diameter — the size and color make these earrings are a bit bold in effect. The original screw-backs were replaced with sterling silver lever-backs for pierced ears by my expert jeweler. Scroll down to see a selection of Art Deco lapis pieces to wear with these earrings.

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