Late Art Deco 14kt Art Glass "Man in the Moon" Pendant Necklace
A stunning "Man in the Moon" pendant necklace from the late Art Deco (ca1930s) era! This whimsical piece is crafted in 14kt yellow gold and features an alluring carved art glass pendant that hangs at the center of a modern chain. The round pendant portrays a recognizable "Man in the Moon" face, which displays intricately carved facial features providing a realistic 3-dimensional appeal. The translucent art glass face rests in an open back bezel setting and exhibits a soft iridescent color, emitting mesmerizing and vibrant color flashes of blue, green, red and magenta that appear when turned in the light, almost appearing to glow from within. The quality of the color is difficult to capture in a photograph, but is quite striking in person. The entire bezel is smoothly polished, and resting at the top is a simple round bail that dangles from a delicate interlocking link chain that fastens in the back at a spring ring clasp stamped with a "585" gold purity mark. This very unique celestial piece would make a fabulous statement whether worn day or night!
Measurements: The necklace measures approximately 16" long. The pendant hangs about 1 1/8" long (including the bail at the top), and measures approximately 7/8" in diameter and is about 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or to the carved art glass. The bail and clasp are secure and in good working order. There is a very minor crack in the back of the pendant, however, it is very shallow and does not reach the surface of the face, nor is it visible when viewed from the front or worn.