A triple strand necklace of gorgeous beads, including green and white swirled old plastic, avocado green old plastic, "light weight material pearls shaped bead painted in metallic green" and blond wooden beads, plus golden spacers. Really great color combo along to unique shaped beads, gorgeous sophisticate high quality! RARE stamped designer Marked ART, c. 1950s-60s. Very good vintage condition, all looks in original condition authentic, functional, clean ready to wear. The strands measure approx.: 24"-28" + up to 3" more chain extension. Fabulous authentic vintage gift!
talkingfashion: ART trademark was used in business from the late 1940's to the late 1960s. They offered a broad range of designs that can be likened to Florenza and Hollycraft and often resembles the Victorian and Renaissance Revival jewelry. Their pieces are of quality and combine fine filigree or stamped metalwork with colored rhinestones. While flower, fruit, and leaf motifs are most prevalent, figural imagery_especially animal subjects_was also employed. Characteristic materials and techniques include fine filigree metalwork, enameling, carved or molded polychrome plastics, and rhinestones_ the latter often uniquely colored and pave-set in eye-catching clusters. Usually marked and displaying middle to high-end standards of craftsmanship, "ART" jewelry is increasingly sought-after and prices have been rising accordingly.