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The vintage silver blue agate hand-pressed cabochons featured in these earrings exemplify the talents of mid-century German glassmakers.
Bohemian glassmakers were the first to develop methods for press-molding glass buttons in the early 19th century. They began with solid colored glass, and then, as their skills grew, started producing multi-colored stones mimicking gems like opals and tortoiseshells.
After WWII, German glass artists advanced the glass-making trade further by inventing marbled agate glass. They melted canes of colored glass over a lampworking flame, blended in bits of silver foil, and then hand-pressed the mixture into molds.
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