The design of this necklace interprets a vintage Chinese vase of flowers in the Art Deco style. The vase is a fluted art glass cabochon with black enamel handles. The flowers include iridescent art glass roses, plum blossoms, and enamel leaves. The vase is set within a stylized pagoda, traced in premium crystal. The pendant is suspended by double-sided rose panels and melon beads echoing the vase. Burnished bronze. Length 18" and 4" extender. Pendant is 3.25" x 1.5" long. Made by Sweet Romance Jewelry in our Los Angeles studio. Earrings and bracelet are also available. Free shipping. Order online or 800-935-1935.
Chinoiserie is a French word meaning "in the Chinese style." It is partly historical with strong overlays of artistic interpretation melding Chinese motifs with the angular lines of the 1920s, an era devoted to interpreting and adopting Oriental design in fashion and the decorative arts
The meaning of the flowers on the necklace:
The Chinese monthly rose blooms almost every month of the year. For this reason, it is known as 'the eternal spring flower' (長春花 changchunhua), and symbolizes longevity
The little plum blossoms have five petals symbolizing each of the five blessings--longevity, prosperity, health, honor, and good living.