1920s/30s Art Deco

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Location: Brooklyn Flea Market, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA (Purchased Second-Hand)/Paris, France (Made/Originally Purchased); Material: Metal & Silver

I cannot impress upon you how much I love this necklace.  Not too long ago, I was able to visit the fantastic Brooklyn Flea Market for the first time, at its Fort Greene location.  For those who do not know, the Brooklyn Flea Market is a market open year round (held outdoors during the warmer months) that includes antique and used items as well as new, handmade items, produced by local Brooklyn businesses.  You can find everything from hand-crafted jewelry, to old clothing, to upcycled furniture, to interesting takes on different ethnic foods, to boutiques.  Other than the Fort Greene location, the Brooklyn Flea Market also has locations in Williamsburg and Park Slope, Brooklyn (depending on the day of the weekend and time of the year).  When I was looking through a stall that had a number of antique items, I stumbled upon this beautiful piece that looked like an Olympic Medal (due to the five Olympic rings on the bottom of the pendant) and asked the stall-owner about it.  As you you can tell from the title of this entry, this necklace is from Paris from either the 1920s or 1930s, during which there was a period of art called “Art Deco”.  This art fad included bold, geometric shapes and patterns as well as influence of Machine Age imagery.  My gorgeous necklace is a product of that age.  With a metal pendant and silver chain, it could not be more stunning, and I love it!  A lovely antique for the price of $15, what a steal for such a great item!

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