1940s Citrine Colored Czech Glass Necklace with Filigree Center
Bohemian beauty meets opulence in this Czech glass piece. This dazzling necklace from the 1940s features a silver-tone textured chain and an elaborate filigree centerpiece adorned with citrine-colored glass beads and jewels. Highly collectible, Czech glass refers to glass created in the area of Bohemia. The use of Czech glass in jewelry was especially pervasive in flapper costume jewelry during the 1920s. This piece has three large oval faceted pieces of citrine-colored Czech glass, that are prong set in frames with beaded edging. They are suspended from the central filigree element. There are smaller faceted, citrine-colored glass beads individually wired above each oval jewel and on either side of the centerpiece. Each faceted bead is finished off with silver tone bell caps.
The necklace is in very good vintage condition. There are a few flea bites on some of the beads, but they are truly only visible if you are studying and viewing at very close range. One prong is shorter than the others; it has lost its tip. (see photos)
The necklace is 18 1/4" long. The entire decorative centerpiece measures approximately 2 1/2" wide and 3 7/8" long. The oval faceted "citrine" glass pieces are 18 mm by 25mm.