Vintage Chinese 1970s RARE Apple Green Cloisonne Bead Earrings Flowers, Vintage 1950s German Pink Givre Glass,Gold
Vintage 1970s Chinese RARE apple green cloisonne pink flower beads 1970, Vintage 1950s West German Pink Givre Glass Beads, Gold
This very RARE color of apple green cloisonne beads feature pink flowers with red centers as well as bits of burgundy red and lapis blue - each bead is approximately 1/2" in diameter - I've never seen this color again since originally finding it in Hong Kong during the late 1970s while on a buying trip for the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History museum shop and mail order catalogs.
► Cloisonne from the 1970s is quite sought after and highly collectible as the workmanship is superb and far superior to what is being exported from China these days. This color in particular is virtually impossible to find anymore.
These beads are approximately 1/2" in diameter and have been topped with West German 1950s' rose pink givre glass beads which are approximately 3/8" in diameter. The soft dusty rose color is a beautiful compliment to the pink flowers in the cloisonne.
► The term "Givre "comes from the French word meaning "covered in frost." Most of the earliest Givre beads were in fact made in West Germany like these pink givre glass beads in these earrings, and consisted of a colored core ( in this case rose pink ) encased with frosted clear glass.
Today, the term "Givre"has come to mean any two-tone transparent or translucent glass bead where one color is infused or encased with another.
◉ As a point of interest : The German glass bead industry began in 1948 when German glass makers were evicted from Czechoslovakia because of their German surnames. Of the two thousand or so workers and owners evicted- only about 2 or 3 were still making hand pressed glass in the 70's.
All the vintage German glass beads that I use in my work is from this earliest time period ( the 1950s ) and not the 1970s and later.
Ornate gold plated pewter bead caps separate these two vintage beads and these earrings have been finished on gold plated french ear wires.
They are approximately 1 1/4" long and will arrive in a little box all ready for gift giving.
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Nice beads!! Super fast thanks a lot!!!
I have dreamed of having a necklace such as the jade one. But the red one. That was a surprise. Both are beautiful. Thank you! Best, Jane
Lovely color;!interesting stones.
When I thought that I had ordered two of these and then checked out I had to order another set. The seller was very kind and combined my two orders and refunded my shipping.
Nice quick shipping on some hard to find items! Good packaging too!