Markings: Italy, Unidentified Maker's Mark (GB), and 207 on the inside of the holder, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight: 38.2 Grams. 800 Sterling Silver with a Gold Wash. Main Stone Measurements/Color: There are two different sized stones in this piece -- one measures 7.15 mm long and 5.9 mm wide, the other is 9.9 mm long and 8.2 mm wide; Opaque bright red hue. Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists.
Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Carved and Polished Cabochon.
Item Measurements: The lipstick holder measures 2.25" in length and 0.7" wide. Men's or Women's: Unisex. Handmade during the Art Deco era in Italy.The design of the holder was inspired by the Rococo style and Etruscan Revival movement. There are two Mediterranean coral stones in this piece, one of which is bordered by rosette accents, a classic feature of Etruscan jewelry. The holder was chased by hand with Rococo-style curling leaf patterns. When opened, the holder has a compact mirror which flips open so the user can apply their lipstick.
800 sterling silver was a popular purity of silver used in Italy during this time period; the gold wash is an homage to the high purity gold jewelry made by ancient Etruscan jewelers. The lipstick holder and tube are completely functional. This listing is for the item only.Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specially cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Archaeological revival jewelry was inspired by the excavations and discoveries of Roman, Byzantine, Egyptian, and Etruscan sites in the 18th and 19th Centuries. These archaeological digs uncovered beautiful works of decorative arts, giving jewelers a glimpse into the past for inspiration for contemporary designs. Some of the revival styles incorporate the use of filigree and granulation decorations. The revival styles emphasized the contrast between antiquity and modernity, with jewelers of the modern world borrowing motifs and techniques from the ancients, to perfect with advanced technologies and incorporate into modern designs. Etruscan Revival jewelry was first popularized during the early 1800s when an Etruscan tomb was discovered just outside of Rome. Upon its discovery, jewelers worked to imitate and understand the metalworking techniques with which the jewelry was made. Not only was Etruscan jewelry a luxurious addition to the Victorian styles of the day. But it introduced new ideas and decorations. These Etruscan tombs contained jewelry adorned with long and flowing geometric lines and motifs, mythological imagery and scenery, and celestial elements. The techniques of repoussé, filigree, and granulation are all attributed to the Etruscans. The late Baroque or Rococo period prevailed in the 18th century.
The period was known for its substantial use of asymmetrical designs, curves, gold, and witty, whimsical themes. Both men and women at court wore sparkling gemstones set in gold during this period, as well as colorless glass pastes and pearls.Colored gems were often highly foiled behind them to enhance the depth of color. Jewelry was often created with naturalistic, floral designs. Rococo jewelry also featured embossed and engraved floral and feather designs on metal. Mediterranean Red coral grows on rocky sea bottom with low sedimentation, typically in dark environmentseither in the depths or in dark caverns or crevices. Rubrum (formerly Gorgonia nobilis), is found mainly in the Mediterranean Sea. Chasing is a metalworking technique that uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns onto a metal surface. This process creates a design that is sunk into the front of the surface using indentations, grooves, and channels. Chasing is thousands of years old and was a very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today. The item "Antique Vintage Deco Sterling 800 Silver Gold Italian Red Coral Lipstick Holder" is in sale since Sunday, April 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Vanity, Perfume & Shaving\Lipstick Tubes, Holders". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.