Colorful Wooden Beads are handsewn wutg a silver backing stamped Czecho-Slovkia. Measures 1 1/2 inches in diameter and has an unusual added fringe of red seed beads. Very colorful, very ethnic looking. C clasp works well.
Another Czech carved primitive necklace, this time in a warm brown and ivory with many shapes. The big fancy beads are actually 5 parts and appear to be plastic. Some of the plainer beads might be wooden. 15 1/2 inches, spring clasp.
Yes, Large - measures nearly 4 inches long by 2 1/4 wide. And look at all those Czech stones! The filigree is elaborate and there are even a few pearls - all - I had to replace a couple of the tiny ones. Not stamped Czech but I had it authenticated by an expert. C clasp.
For Real garnets decorate this 10 point traditional star burst which measures almost 1 1/ inches across in 2 tiers. All prongset and nothing missing. The hinge is the old tube but I believe it has been updated with a safety clasp. Probably sterling with gold wash. 2 prongs have signatures or hashmarks that I don't recognize - one looks like initials
Very Czech in color and style, this 28 inch necklace may be longer than it originally was but I can't tell. I love the oval pink glass beads and am amazed that they are not cracked. Etched pendant measure 15/8 x 1 1/4 with no dings. Signed on jump ring.
I believe these are tube beads with rosary links from Czechoslovakia and hold a large faceted drop from the same place. Spring clasp works but is unnecessary because they are 24 long and will slip over most heads without messing the hair. So pretty...
Coral and cream, wood and bone? All make this 15 inch Czech necklace an eye-catcher. The ivory with brown appear to be carved of bone and the round coral beads appear to be wood though the discs look like glass. It is very Art Deco in looks. Brass screw clasp.
I confess, I converted screwbacks to hooks when I got these earring years ago] - more wearable - but I am sure that them are Czech. Didn't show the back because it is the same as the front. Big pieces are 3/4 inches, with beads, the length totals 1 1/2. No chips.
Yes, that beautiful faceted glass is purple, not amethyst and much more rare. I have never seen a buckle that tops this one. It measure nearly 4 inches by 2 inches and is heavily guilded with gold that appears yellow and sometimes more greenish - and it is still there after 100 years. Only the back, which is rosy gold, shows some wear. Those bird wings at each end are all one piece and measure 1 1/4 inches long. This is just one great piece of jewelry!
This sweet necklace is 17 inches - a bit longer that the usual 14 inches of Czech necklaces. I fits around my rather average neck and falls just below the collarbone. Its made with brass rosary links between whitish tube beads and features pink cones separated by brass discs and highlighted with crystals. Brass screw clasp is typical Czech too.
Beautiful Bohemian garnet bracelet measures 6 1/2 inches for a dainty wrist. Spring clasp, all garnets present including 4 lovely teardrops. Looks like it once had a goldwash but not much left on back.
This very Czech-looking pin of silvery metal is 2 inches x 1 1/4, perfect for a collar or a lapel or even a coat since it has a safety clasp. The large faceted stone has no scratches and the baguettes are in great condition as is the enamel.
It's a Czech necklace! Don't see these much anymore. This oval one has a lovely faceted topaz stone in a raised filigree setting with open back. It is turned so the ends are sideways (1 1/4 inches by almost 1 inch). Small red, blue and green beads highlight the drop. Length of decorative brass chain is a bit over 14 inches to fall at the collarbone. I could easily add a couple of inches of chain by the cylinder box spring if you would like.
You don't see such fine Czech jewelry much these days but this is fine with glass discs, baguettes, enamel and a 2 inch pendant with pristine faceted stone. Pest of all, it is going to choke you - it is 17 inches plus a 3 inch drop. Brass finding are finished on both sides. Spring chain.
I am guessing that this pendant is Bohemian, though it may be an early Victorian reproduction. Measures 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 and the amethyst faceted openbacked stone (without an scratches or chips) is 3/4 inches long. Chain is 24 inches with spring clasp.
This is either Czech or done my someone else that fancied their colorful style. Measures 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 and the faceted bright blue stone is nearly an inch. The antique brass base in nicely stamped but I am impressed by the small stones. They seem to have a rivet into the base and then are prongset in this base. C clasp, excellent antique condition.
Beautiful big brooch with suffragette colors of green and purple in different shapes and shades - all prongset. I was told that this was Czech but if it is, it is its maybe postwar of old stock. Like new condition - not a scratch on it gold plate or glass. Nearly 3 inches by 1 1/2 with a safety clasp. Price reflects my uncertainty about age but it is beautiful and very well done.
Yes, more Czech! This one is marked on the back of the bejeweled V clasp. A rose is deeply etched into the oval pendant which measure 1 3/4 inches long. I like the faceted edges too. Three sizes of faceted beads are capped with silver and strung rosary style. Measures 15 inches plus the 1 3/4 of the pendant - falls right on the collar bone on my rather average neck.
If you are fond of Czech necklaces, this one is worth a look-see. Made up of beautiful yellow molded glass of several shapes, it is highlighted with wonderful brass findings that have been carefully fitted to the beads. Beads measure 12 inches so I suspect somebody added the chain (a nice one with spring clasp). It now measure 23 inches. Excellent antique condition.
Beautiful big cut glass stone marks the center of this Czech pin and is surrounded by brass filigree which may have had a gold wash. I have seen this same setting with other stones and it is definitely Czech. 2 inches x almost 1 and in excellent antique condition. C clasp.
Another of those Czech pins with the wired on wooden bead and this one has glass seed beads for daisies on the edge. Measures 2 1/4 by 1 1/2 and is in excellent antique condition. C clasp. More in last image.
Lovely marbled blue oval is, I think, the Czech version of lapis. Coiled over center stone is an open braided wire topped with blossoms and laid over the oval - that blue stone is not going to fall out! Outer edges are open, highlighted by small blue stones and brass thingies. Measures just short of 2 and 1 1/2. I am sure this was hand assembled and safety clasp has obviously been replaced.Very good antique condition.
Looks Czech to me but I am guessing pre-Czech - Bohemian. Pin back looks old, tube hinge, excended C clasp. Metal is antiqued silver, sort of pewter. Amethyst cabochon is nearly 1/2 inch and no dings. Red and turquoise or blue stones are firmly set and there are 2 tiny dark green stones in a square bezel. Wonderful workmanship.
I am not sure this is Czech but if it is, it is probably pre-1917 and made in Bohemia - it has an Art Nouveau flavor. It is goldfilled but with a little wear so it really looks antique. Petite paperclip chain and cut topaz stones are 16 inches. Filigree bar with topaz baguette measures 1 1/2 across. Oval cut stone is open-backed and 1 inch in length. dangling baguettes are 3/8 x 1/4.
This one is really for the slim neck or a young girl - only 13 inches of yellow capped beads but easy to add chain or extender. 2 1/2 inch fall has 2 beautifully lampworked beads - pink roses, green leaves and a little gold tossed in. I am sure it is Czech but the signed jump ring has been replaced. Very good condition.
The 3 large beads featured in this dainty signed Czech necklace have pink lampworked roses. Above them are 2 long silver decorative links and working toward the spring clasp are small aqua capped beads. 14 inches for a slim neck or even a child. Very good condition.
Looks like Czech glass but I have seen the little Enamel flower on Coro, I think, and then maybe Norway? Whatever, it is beautiful and in excellent condition. 16 inches plus almost 1 1/2 inch drop with spring clasp.
I thought this must for a child but, no, it is 16 inches with an inch of pink drop. But it is dainty with a fine silver finish chain and faceted, prongset crystals measuring 1/4 square. Clasp works well and is topped with another crystal. Excellent antique condition.
Signed jump ring on this bracelet confirms the ID. 3 square prongset topaz stones are 1/2 inch and show no chips or scratches. Total length is 7 1/4 inches. Spring clasp, excellent condition. Great to match with topaz Czech necklaces and earrings.
The pretty carved or molded Peking green glass discs of this necklace are cleverly draped on double chains joined by decorative clips (shown in close-ups). 16 1/2 inches with plain chains of 3/4 inch holding clasp at each end. This may have been added at some time for extra length or to help draped effect. Excellent condition and very unusual.
Beautiful, this large pendant with green, blue, red, topaz and a big fat amethyst center. They are all openbacked and brilliant. 3 sizes and shapes are prongset and highlighted by silver leaves and it measures 2 x 1 1/2 inches. Chain with spring clasp is 24 inches and probably not the original but looks great. You can pass this one off for Grandma's. Probably Czech.
This gorgeous piece of glass and metal is Czech though not signed. Maybe the jumpring was lost - I have restrung it (re-looped since it is rosary links) and added a couple of inches so you don't strangle. It is now 18 inches and the biggest stone is 1 1/2. I know it is Czech becausse I have see the very same necklace only amethyst in a book. The caps are the best! Excellent condition w spring clasp.
The openback amethyst glass stones on each of 4 one inch links are an emerald cut and are bezelset. Highlighting the stones are white and purple enamel wings such as the Czechs often use, and everything is in very good condition. Antique brass plates linked with oval brass rings, 7 inches total, spring clasp.
These lovely pressed glass (both sides) are Czech and formed in half circles that measure 3/4 inches across, faceted spacers so they drape nicely. 16 inches of beautifully restrung glass. I have seen it in other colors too.
Long tube beads and smaller teardrops held with tiny caps and rosary links nicely display this lovely faceted 1 1/2 inch pendant. 16 inches for neck plus drop. Spring clasp with signed jumpring, No dings.
Not just your ordinary Czech wooden bead pin (though they are pretty wonderful) this one has more and brighter colors, and much more variety in shapes than many pins do. I especially like the little square beads topped with seed beads. Measures 1 5/8 in diameter and pin back is obviously a replacement, probably covering the Czech mark. See more of these wood bead beauties in last image.
Quite an example of a handwired wooden bead pin from the 30's? I would like to believe that it was a fad in the US to go to the dimestore, pick out your beads and make your own. I have no proof and they could just as well been done in Czechoslovakia as piecework. 2 inches across the top and beads dangle to 2 1/2 inches - I like the acorn caps on the big beads. Nice. More Czech wooden beads shown in last image.
Beautiful carved coral celluloid beads with the typical screw into bead clasp. They measure 16 inches and are in excellent condition. Some of the smaller beads toward back look a bit darkened but they are not painted - look sold coral all the way through as I look at clasp and ends of beads. Double string beaded - original.
Interesting that this Czech 4 links totaling 7 inches has an Arts and Craft background for the white and purple enamel and rectangular faceted amethyst stones (openback). One purple stone has a tiny chip on the corner - visible but not noticable without careful look. See closeup. This flaw is considered in the pricing of this rare find.
You don't often see this round form of Czech filigree, enamel and glass. It measures 1 1/2 inches and the giant topaz faceted glass is nearly 1 inch with no dings or scratches. Chain is 18 inches with spring chain.
Look at the back of this pin as well as it sparkling front. It consists of well over 100 prongset pieces, hand- assembled. The jewels are in excellent condition and the star on top is aurora boreolis. Only the 2 big clear stones at the top show a little age. Amazing piece. Safety clasp, 2 1/2 x 2 inches.
From my private stock - The Empress Collection - the name I gave to items that I have matched over the years and worn together. I found these 2 Czech style (but probably before 1917) necklaces in 2 different states and the earrings many years later. I have tampered - made the chains longer so smaller one fit inside the other to wear, as seen. The earrings were screwbacks which I hate, so I converted them to hooks. Rare, hand assembled parue'! Price for both necklaces and earrings.
Etched glass on the magnificent hat pin is not marked but definitely smacks of Czechoslovakia. The 2 inch long head could have easily been a pendant. Pin in 3 1/4 inches long and stem is a pretty brass flower. No chips on glass!
Very attractive Czech bright red necklace has the usual rosary links and wonderful figree. Measures 14 inches plus one inch across the oval medallion - easy to add an extender - my service. Jump ring is stamped Czech.
I am almost positive this pink opaque glass necklace is Czech with those pink painted links - but no mark. The antique filigree is lovely and the overlaid leaves are seen in Czech necklaces too. The closeup of the links shows that the metal stripes across or intentional - not chips. Measures 16 inches with pendant 1 1/2 x 1 1/4. Spring clasp, very good condition.
This really does look like new but it has the marked jump ring with the spring clasp. Prongset and faceted pendant measure 1 1/2 x 1 inch. Gold finish on pendant and caps show hardly any wear and even the brass links have little oxidation. Typical 16 inches.
Definitely Czech or Bohemian though not marked - maybe it was on the original chain. Huge bezelset amethyst stone is 1 1/4 inces long and whole pendant is just short of 2 inches. I had this stone polished and it looks great! Chain is 17 inches with spring clasp. Excellent condition.
I have no doubt that this dainty purple necklace (15 inches) IS made up of Czech beads - can't argue with glass rings and tubes. The beautiful silver findings make this an out-of- the-ordinary necklace too. Excellent condition.
60 inches of hand-knotted dark topaz or amber colored beads make this necklace an smashing piece by itself. But add a huge (almost 2 inches) cut glass pendant with the fanciest filigree cap ever, then top it with a large cut aqua bead with filigree caps .... and Wow! Knotted necklace is in excellent condition and big pieces have only a few microscopic dings. Just saw Czech necklace In COSTUME JEWELRY by Leshner, page 91 with same fabulous brass cap - so I guess this is Czech for sure.
Butterfly wings being gobbled up by dragons? That's what it looks like but I am quite sure the wings are a good foil copy by the Czechs since all 3 medallions have the same pattern of wings . The dragons are wonderfully fierce and set off by links with enameling. 7 inches long with claw clasp. Very good condition. See image of 3 butterfly wing pieces (9656 & 7533). I believe only the sterling pendant is truly butterfly wings.
No mark on this neat Deco necklace, but with those colors it HAS to be Czech! Very ethnic looking and in very good condition too. Measures about 17 inches - perfect for a jewel neckline. Both brass and glass are very good condition. For a moment, I thought there was a tiny flaw in the middle yellow baguette, but under loupe in is just a color variation. Brighten up an outfit! 14 inches paperclip chain - I will include an extender if you wish.
Beautiful Czech necklace of clear red glass is 18 inches with 2 1/2 inch drop. It was very short so I have added a couple of red Czech beads near the neck. Brass finding are wonderful. Not marked but I have had others of different color with same setting and drop that were marked so it probably lost its jump ring. Very good condition. Considered in pricing.
I love these pretty little beads with the pink and green, applied in a separate process - lampwork. This one is so dainty it would work for a child. 16 inches plus 2 1/2 inch drop and spring clasp. All beads are capped - caps are oxidized silver metal. Otherwise very good condition.
Love those little glass flowers, often of several pastels but all pink here. I confess to an alteration too - the dangling beads were white-ugh. So I replaced with antique rose - and yes, the 2 pinks look fine together. 16 inches plus 1 from across top of medallion goes around neck - 1 1/2 hangs down. Metal looks like it had silver wash but a little gold shows on high points now. Spring clasp, excellent condition.
Czech or Bohemian, this beautiful bracelet is not marked but it has that little enamel leaf that is often used on Czech jewelry ...and then there is the filigree and amethyst, also typical. 7 inches long with spring clasp. Very good condition - no dings on glass.
What a beauty! This Czechoslovakian necklace looks like it should be worn by a folk dancer. The painted metal pieces holding the double swag is so very nice. Rosary links, 14 inches for neck and excellent condition. Because it has rosary links, the crew clasp could easily be replaced if you wanted to wear an extender or add a couple of beads for length.
They are plastic but not Bakelite - European version - Czech. Rare green shade is 16 inches long with a matching barrel clasp - see last image. The green carved beads are very elaborate and ivory colored beads provide contrast. The crystal spacers are a bit different too. Excellent condition. Last image shows more.
The large and beautiful glass stone in this necklace is faceted front and back and measures 1 inch long. The medallions total length is 1 3/4 and width is 1 1/4. Filigree corners have enamel in between. The beaded chain is 16 inches, highlighted with faceted 1 1 /2 inch bugle beads. Even the round beads - big and small - are unusual with lines pressed into them. All in excellent condition except for the missing jumpring which, I believe, would be stamped Made in Czechoslovakia. I have replaced it.
Here we have that rich dark red sometimes found in Czech jewelry. It has decorative brass findings too. The filigree of dangling piece adds up to 3 1/2 inches. Chain is 16 inches but was probably 14 at one time. See image 5 for links added before it came to me. I believe that was lost when a stamped jump ring was lost. I am believe it is Czech. Spring clasp, excellent condition. Could easily be made longer.
A fine example of the Czech necklace with opaque red glass and black enamel and this one adds marcasites and lots of silver beadcaps. Marked on the back toward bottom. 24 inches with 3 1/2 inch drop. Very, very good condition with spring clasp. Very special. Earrings a close match: See E062
The beads certainly look Czech but it is not marked and the pendant is a bit unusual so maybe Czech beads strung elsewhere? 20 inch chain with 1 3/4 inch pendant. Leaves on pendant look like they had a silver wash that has worn away to brass.
Very Deco - this oval pin of 1 1/4 x 1 inch has a yellow glass cabuchon to look like yellow amber and surrounded with black enamel or cloisonne' and brass highlights. Safety clasp, excellent condition. Looks like Czech glass......
This very elaborate Czech or Bohemia pin has everything - faceted glass, enamel, dangles - well, no marcasites but who needs them? Pin measures 1 3/4 across and 3 inches to the longest dangle. The metal looks like German silver and the pin clasp was replaced long ago with an old reverse safety clasp. Very good condition, even the bead caps are nice.
Not marked Czech but I am sure the blue Lapis glass beads are Czechmade. It's 18 inches with an additional 3 inch drop - and look at that decorative braided leather! Closeups show fancy findings too. Metal links are dark - but probably suppose to be. Otherwise, excellent condition, spring clasp.
I am pretty sure this molded glass is Czechoslovakian - I have seen beads of this electric yellow. Egyptian revival withy small pointy black stones at each corner. Measures 1 7/8 x 1 1/4 inches with a C clasp. Silver metal finish and very good condition.
How very spring-like are these carved beads! I have been peering and testing for days and still don't know if it is painted wood or a composite but it is really fun - and well carved. 16 1/2 inches with spring clasp and very good condition. Probably Czech.
Yep! You guessed it. The clasp on this Art Deco necklace is marked Czecho-Slovakia which dates it in the 1920's. Measures 15 inches and has openbacked settings, chain and bail in a silver finish. I have had the p1 1/4 pendant polished to perfection and it is in excellent condition. Box & spring jeweled clasp.
I don't know for sure that these are Czech - I am guessing but I surely can picture the stringing and twist of the wire construction as a cottage industry product. About 44 inches with 6 small colored beads between the many blown oval beads. Often the ends of the beads get chipped but I found only one small one so very good condition.
Classic Czech necklace has a diamond-shaped carnelian glass piece set in a filigree disc with decorative prongs. Carnelian beads of 2 sizes are scattered along the 19 inch chain. One rough spot on the glass of pendant can't even be seen so I would say excellent condition. Spring clasp.
Here is the perfect bracelet to wear with your red Czech necklace. 10 bright red cabochons are set in sawtooth brass bases and linked to make a 7 inch bracelet with a spring clasp. Excellent condition - no dings on glass!
Beautiful yellow glass looks like half marbles and is that marbled yellow Czech color. The 4 ornate brass links are cast metal and have a Nouveau touch. Measures 15 1/2 inches, just right for a jewel neck. Spring clasp, excellent condition. Czech? Bohemian glass.
From the 20's or 30's these real carnelian beads have amazing rings centered with round beads - it must be difficult to cut rocks into rings. Great variations in the beads and like new condition. Barrel clasp, 18 inches for a perfect drape. Czech?
One of those hard-to-find Czech necklaces from the 30's, this one has cut glass beads with roseary chain and a fancy pendant. Brass setting probably had a gold wash but it is down to the antique look now. Glass is in excellent condition. Spring clasp is missing the jump wring that surely said made in Czechoslovakia but has another jump ring.
No marks but these pretty blue lapis glass earrings have a deco blue enamel edge. 1 1/8 inch pendants dangle from blue enameled screwbacks. Excellent condition. I know someone out there has a matching bracelet or necklace.
I nevered would have guessed that this clever oval pin was Czech but it is marked. I would have said Victorian. It is 1 1/4 x 1 inch with the pearly gray ring of glass heald by prongs. The wire whip has 3 tiny prongset red stones. C clasp, very good condition.
What a pretty cut oval pin of opaque glass. It is not marked but it is that typical Czech red and the setting is right too. It measures 1 1/2 x 1 inch and has a C clasp, fancy prongs and openback. Excellent condition - no chips or scratches.
What a Czech-made beauty this is. I know it is Czech because I have seen it in books and I had a yellow version of it once. 7 inches long and with a sturdy spring clasp, both enamel and glass are in excellent condition - and the colors - lavender pink and deep glassy pink. Czech showy.
This pendant looks like its Czech and it is stunning. 24 inch chain, pendant 2 1/4 x 2 inches and purple enamel with green. Excellent condition and never to be seen again. Suffragette colors of purple, green and white from the early 20th century.
This pin has the Czech look, if not the mark. It measures 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 and has an open backed red stone that is cut in an irregular 6 sided figure. Nice filigree, fancy prong, C clasp. Very good condition - enamel, metal and glass. Just plain pretty.
Look at this great old Deco necklace - most certainly Czech - barrel clasp, square, disc and tube glass beads + rondelles. Perfect for Holidays and matching earrings would be easy. See closeup image too.
Here is beautiful clear and blue Czech art glass shaped and cut into a striking jabot or label pin which measures 3 inches. The shank is stamped Czech and the tip has a metal tube into which the pin point fits. Excellent condition - no scratches or chips.
Not amethyst but that rare purple that some times appears on Czech - Bohemian jewelry, and that is my suspicion regarding origin. About 48 inches, made to wear flapper style. No dings on square, round, disc or clear spacers. Newly restrung with knots.
1 3/8 x 7/8 inches - stretched pentagon shape. Looks very much like Czech but no mark. Picture shows how clear and clean the glass is - that's the pin back you see through it. C clasp - very good condition.
More pretty pink in a rectangular pin that measures bout 1 1/2 x 1 inch. Edging is a nice bamboo motif and bezelset glass has no scratches or chips. Very good condition. Safety pin clasp has the stamping this time - rolled right around on the clasp. Tricky. Obviously stamped before construction!
Two similar images here - I was trying to pick up the purple at the best angle. 2 1/2 x 2 inch pendant has 4 styles of amethyst rhinestones with the smallest being a lighter shade, and they are all in excellent condition. Large center stone is 3/4 inches long and chain is a generous 22 inches with a spring clasp. It's impressive! Looks Czech to me.
yellow glass necklace is 17 inches - just right to rest on your collarbone. I think it is Czech and from the 20's with that square Deco look. Looks like another one of those that had a silver wash but is down to brass for an antique gold look. Yellow marbled glass almost looks like yellow amber - no chips. I love the fancy curved up prongs that hold them. Very good condition. spring clasp.
Czech butterfly wing pin from the 20's is the real thing - not the later ones with palm trees. The colors are incredible - but I am not sure if it is a fine imitation of wing or for real. Measures 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 including the fancy edging. Looks like it might have been gilded but none remains so it has an antique brass finish that can be polished. Silvered back is stamped Made in Czechoslovakia - interesting - I have see these marked England and Bermuda but never Czech. Glass is in excellent condition, edging is bent a little on one of the longer sides. C clasp. Included pictures of 2 other butterfly wings pieces so you can decide if the Czechs were butterfly killers or good fakers.
Very colorful Art Deco defines this pin. It's 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches and the green, yellow and robin's egg blue enamel is in excellent condition as is the red celluloid center. Brass base is backed with a C clasp. Looks Czech, doesn't it?