This is, indeed, a most interesting vintage cabochon.
First of all, I don't know how to describe the shape, so I'll use the general term 'baroque' which is given to any non-geometric glass stone, and say that it's sort of an oval sort of pinched out on the right side.
The stone measures about 18mm in length and is about 16mm at the widest point.
It depicts a bird surrounded by a turbulent forest of wavy forms. Indeed, I would classify this as more Nouveau than Deco, but it has a little of that too.
Because it's so deeply sculpted in certain areas (at it's deepest it goes down to about 2mm; the stone itself is about 4mm thick), and in other areas not at all, against the light it shows an interesting variety of several shades of green. It has a great dimensionality. In general, it is a deep, rich emerald green.
The reverse is flat, and matte in texture.
You will receive one in the lot.
PS** I do have the same bird facing left, but it is a slightly off shade of this emerald green. Please contact me if you're interested in a close, but not exactly matching, pair
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Shipping & policies
Shipping charges are for postage and the padded envelope.
I ship in a small box if the item is fragile, which sometimes adds a bit to the postage, but you'll get your order in perfect shape.
I do recycle and have my own unique way of packing items so that they don't break. It may not look pretty sometimes, but you'll get your order intact even if an elephant steps on it!
Domestic orders are usually sent out within 3 business days, unless otherwise noted.
***A Longish Note about International Orders***
International orders are sent out a maximum of once a week, because that involves a trip to the horrible nasty post office.
I love international orders. ..... However, please know..
1)The lowest mailing rate is first class international. It can take up to 10 business days for delivery, depending on the destination.
2)The higher rates are faster and have more services available, for a higher price, MUCH MUCH higher.
Most international buyers opt for first class which, this year is much more efficient since package tracking is automatically included.
**These are the facts**:
There is no control over a mailing after it leaves my hands or goes out of the country.
Any loss or damage must be followed up in the recipient's post office.
Hello? Are you still awake after getting thru this?? Sorry to be so wordy, but this is soo necessary.
Please, dear reader, do not send me cash in the mail.
It can lead to a lot of problems which we both don't want.*
*I will occasionally break my own rules, re: the above if I am begged or bribed with candy, or chocolate... however, that's often accompanied by gut-wrenching anxiety about loss, miscounts, mistakes etc., which leads to overeating on chocolate and potato chips.... §;*) ... weight gain ... nightmares...
Checks, money orders, and PayPal are fine. §;*)
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
If you are not happy with anything, for any reason, please dear buyer, let me know and I'll make it right.
No order is too small for the frugal Beadwyfe, so if you don't want a pair of something or 4 of the other, just let me know and we'll make arrangements.
I usually don't work on weekends.
I do check my messages and will respond to them later.