Monday, 6 June 2011

ART DECO: Onyx and Coral combination

This is a very unusual necklace because of the combination of materials: rock crystal, onix and coral. All three of them, typical of the Art Deco style, as well as the geometrical design displayed, but it is very unusual to see them used together. This piece works perfectly, the shapes and the materials give the necklace a very oriental sense of balance.

This ring is also unusual for it uses yellow gold rather than platinum, the abstract design and the coral and onix combination resemble Art Deco, but it must be of later manufacture.
The earrings are clearly Early Art Deco however, the clasp and diamond work fitting from which the coral and onix pendants are suspended are unmistakably an inheritance from the previous Belle Epoque style.

All the pieces will be auctioned by Phillips London on June 7th