Free Shipping to the United States & Canada

Please note that I am not acquiring additional inventory at this time. I do not provide appraisals or identification services, nor do I answer specific questions about your jewelry. I invite you to learn about vintage costume jewelry by visiting these pages.

For press inquiries or requests for a publication or speaking engagement, please use the Press & Speaking Inquiries form.

Milk Glass Bead French 1950s Torsade by Louis Rousselet

Milk Glass Bead French 1950s Torsade by Louis Rousselet

USD$335.00

Additional information

Maker

Louis Rousselet

Size

16" x 1 1/2" (at center)

Condition

Excellent

Date

1950s

Marks

"L.R." (in script) "MADE IN FRANCE"

Five strands of milk-glass beads in varying sizes are twisted into a torsade, with a sixth strand in the center. The tongue-in-groove clasp is topped with a white glass button. This lovely necklace by the incomparable Louis Rousselet is actually signed on the back of the clasp – a true rarity. (Most of this maker’s pieces had only a hang tag rather than the maker’s mark on the piece itself.) I have other lovely French pieces by or in the style of this maker — scroll down to see them.

Out of stock

SKU: 1615 Category:
000

Coordinating Pieces

  • USD$275.00
    Quickview

    Pearl & Emerald Glass Bead French 1950s Brooch

    , ,
    USD$275.00
    Quickview

    Pearl & Emerald Glass Bead French 1950s Brooch

    , ,
    Glass pearls and emerald-green-blown-glass beads are hand-wired onto gilt metal in this 1950s French brooch with a trombone clasp. This beautiful three-dimensional piece is in the style of Louis Rousselet. Note that his work was usually signed only with a paper hang tag, so most of his surviving pieces remain unsigned. This spectacular brooch is right for day or evening wear. For a unique look, how about wearing this piece on a wedding gown? Scroll down to see French earrings from the same period and probably the same maker.
    USD$275.00
  • Baroque pearl earrings in Louis Rousselet-style
    USD$195.00
    Quickview

    Baroque Pearl French 1950s Earrings

    , ,
    USD$195.00
    Quickview

    Baroque Pearl French 1950s Earrings

    , ,
    These baroque pearl earrings have a large, cream-colored glass pearl center encircled by a ring of small, matching round pearls. Though these 1950s earrings are unsigned, the construction (especially the ear-clip mechanism) and materials are consistent with those used by Louis Rousselet. (His pieces were usually only signed with paper hang tags.) These earrings would make a lovely accessory for daytime, evening, or bridal/wedding/prom wear.
    USD$195.00
  • USD$250.00
    Quickview

    Pearl Basket French 1950s Dangle Earrings

    , ,
    USD$250.00
    Quickview

    Pearl Basket French 1950s Dangle Earrings

    , ,
    A basket of glass pearls suspended from a large, single pearl dangle in these lovely 1950s French ear clips. Each pendant is held in place by a cluster of glass pearls mounted on a round, white-metal filigree back. This part is designed to adorn the earlobe. These charming earrings, though unsigned, have the traditional French filigree back and ear clip used by Louis Rousselet. (His pieces were typically signed with only a paper hang tag.) These earrings are as perfect for a wedding, prom, or special occasion as they are for everyday wear. Add a single strand of pearls and look extraordinary!
    USD$250.00
  • 1950s French pearl cluster earrings
    USD$295.00
    Quickview

    Pearl Cluster French 1950s Dangle Earrings

    , ,
    USD$295.00
    Quickview

    Pearl Cluster French 1950s Dangle Earrings

    , ,
    These 1950s pearl cluster earrings resemble a bunch of grapes. They are suspended from a large glass-pearl button mounted on a white-metal filigree back. Though unsigned, these ear clips have the traditional filigree back, ear-clip mechanism, and button-bead at the earlobe typically used by Louis Rousselet. Moreover, the unusual shape of the pearls could only have been made by someone of his caliber. (Note that Rousselet pieces were typically signed only with a paper hang tag.) These beautiful earrings are right for day, evening or bridal/ wedding/prom wear. Scroll down to see a gorgeous brooch with similar pearls and emerald blown-glass.
    USD$295.00
  • USD$325.00
    Quickview

    Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle 1950s Earrings by Louis Rousselet

    , ,
    USD$325.00
    Quickview

    Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle 1950s Earrings by Louis Rousselet

    , ,
    These 1950s French ear clips by Louis Rousselet feature faux pearls in various sizes, with accents of ruby, sapphire, emerald and amethyst blown glass leaves and rondelles. Though unsigned, these earrings match a signed necklace and earrings set that I have moved from my personal collection to offer for sale. The type of ear clip used is another clue to the creator, who usually signed his pieces with only paper hang tags. Louis Rousselet was the premier faux pearl and bead maker in the first half of the 20th century. These earrings are a beautiful example of his work. Although the coating on some pearls appears to have bubbles, I think they are intended. Scroll down to see the magnificent necklace and earrings set in the same design.
    USD$325.00
  • USD$495.00
    Quickview

    Green Bead 2-Strand French 1950s Necklace

    , ,
    USD$495.00
    Quickview

    Green Bead 2-Strand French 1950s Necklace

    , ,
    Graduated glass beads in a soft-green with swirls of color form this two-strand French 1950s necklace. I think it was made by Louis Rousselet. (As you may know, few of his pieces were signed directly on the jewelry – instead, a paper hang tag was used.) The clasp, which is the type he typically used, is topped with his well-known button-shaped bead. This necklace from my personal collection was recently professionally restrung. And best of all, I actually have a pair of pendant earrings with matching green-glass beads – scroll down to see them. These pieces look fabulous together!
    USD$495.00
  • 1950s costume jewelry: necklace and earrings set signed by Louis Rousselet
    USD$1,795.00
    Quickview

    Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle 1950s Necklace & Earrings Set by Louis Rousselet

    , ,
    USD$1,795.00
    Quickview

    Pearl, Gemstone Bead & Rondelle 1950s Necklace & Earrings Set by Louis Rousselet

    , ,
    This masterpiece of 1950s costume jewelry is an exceptional necklace and earrings set signed by Louis Rousselet. It features four strands of glass pearls with ruby, sapphire, emerald and amethyst blown-glass-bead and rondelle accents. (In case you aren't familiar with his work, you need to know that he was regarded as the premier faux pearl maker in the first half of the 20th century.) The necklace closes with a concealed clasp adorned with pearls and colored beads. The matching earrings are ear clips. Finding a Rousselet-signed piece is incredibly rare (most had only signed paper hang tags), which makes this necklace with matching earrings all the more extraordinary! Scroll down to see another pair of the same style earrings sold separately.
    USD$1,795.00
  • Sold out
    French Art Deco necklace in jade & ivory Galalith by Louis Rousselet
    USD$425.00
    Quickview

    Jade Bead & Ivory Galalith 1920s Puzzle Necklace by Louis Rousselet

    USD$425.00
    Quickview

    Jade Bead & Ivory Galalith 1920s Puzzle Necklace by Louis Rousselet

    This 1920s French Art Deco necklace is formed with jade and ivory Galalith inter-locking barrels, pale jade glass beads, and brass spacers strung on chain. Though unsigned, the beads and necklace design are unmistakably by Louis Rousselet.  This piece, which is known as a puzzle necklace, closes with a screw-in beehive clasp. Although this jewel is no longer available, you might like another version of it in blue and cream – scroll down to see it.
    USD$425.00
  • USD$250.00
    Quickview

    Jade Bead 1950s Dangling Earrings by Louis Rousselet

    , ,
    USD$250.00
    Quickview

    Jade Bead 1950s Dangling Earrings by Louis Rousselet

    , ,
    Clusters of jade-green-glass barrel-shaped beads cascade in these delightful 1950s French ear clips. The color is a vibrant dark-apple green, with striations on some of the beads.  Though unsigned, these earrings feature the same style of ear clip typically used by Louis Rousselet. What's more significant is the way the earrings are constructed: on the backs we see the flower-shaped links to which the beads are wired, a unique trait of this maker's work. (Note that he typically signed his pieces with only a paper hang tag.) These earrings are perfect for any occasion.
    USD$250.00