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rare early Deco Mexican silver Necklace ~ tiny beads with repousse links and cascabela

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I am thrilled to present this early Mexican silver repousse necklace in a quite rare design and completely hand-wrought. Its early date is attested to by the fact that it’s strung on cotton thread (one of the earliest Aguilar “lyre” necklaces I sold was strung on cotton as well), has a spring ring clasp and is not signed for maker nor metal content or origin. I would add to that the adorable yet almost naive way the cascabela was added to the central link. The repousse, however, is very nicely done, exhibiting a certain ease and confidence, the tiny beads a dream to look at and the design definitely inspired by pre-Colombian “archeological” motifs…   Size/Weight: 16  3/8″ long (wearable); repousse links part 6″ long by 2  1/8″ wide (including the dangle; chain beads’ diameter approx. 3/16″; 42.9 grams. Hallmarks / Date: not signed for maker / origin (not uncommon with very early Mexican pieces) nor hallmarked for metal content yet tested and guaranteed to be silver of at least sterling quality; 1920s-30s Condition: excellent vintage with no damage or repairs noted and the patina you want to see on a treasure of that period     Offered at $495.00 Contact us about this...

classic Mexican Deco repousse silver Necklace in a Fred Davis design

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Early Mexican Deco silver repousse necklace in a design associated with the opening years of Fred Davis’s career, the layered beading that is features has become a classic in the country’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance. Beguilingly luscious, irresistible to the eye and so comfortable to wear, this is one of those necklaces around which collections are built! I particularly love the all-silver version at hand with its lower perimeter free of any connections between the links that allows it to fan elegantly around the neck…   Size/Weight: 17  3/8″ long (17  1/4″ wearable); width 1  1/8″; 105.1 grams Hallmarks / Date: not marked for maker nor hallmarked for silver content yet tested and guaranteed to be silver of sterling quality;my experience over the years has shown me that it is not uncommon for early Mexican silver jewelry not to be hallmarked at all; 1920s-40s Condition: excellent vintage with generous length that makes it comfortable for most of us, patina to die for, quite impressive visually, no damage or repairs noted and with the added security of a safety chain     ON HOLD – please inquire! Contact us about this...

old 1960s Kalevala Koru Finland sterling silver Halikko Necklace ~ a 22″ long Scandinavian beauty

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37″ Italian Deco silver Renaissance Revival “Roma” chain Necklace in the Peruzzi style

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rare Deco Italian figural silver gilt Renaissance Revival Necklace in the Peruzzi style

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Rare Italian Deco Renaissance Revival silver necklace in the style of the Peruzzi Bros, this is a piece that takes after Austro-Hungarian jewelry from the turn of the 20th c. and I am thrilled to be presenting it here. Old, mature gilding with faux pearls, chrysoprase cabs and emerald green glass gems add to the elaborate figural and foliate links. The cabs are open on the back to maximize on the effect of light and their bezels raised and ornate – even the clasp is hidden in the design. Luxurious yet at the same time classy and elegant…   Size/Weight: 16  1/2″ long (wearable); central station is 2″ wide by 1  1/2″ tall; 45.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: not marked for maker nor hallmarked for metal content yet tested and guaranteed to be silver of at least .800 purity; 1910s-30s Condition: excellent vintage with beautifully mellowed gilding, great stones and no damage or repairs noted [/learn_more] Offered at $495.00 Contact us about this...

Art Deco Italian Renaissance Revival silver and stone Necklace ~griffins and mermaid

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Rich and beautifully patina-ed this figural Italian sterling silver necklace is designed in the Peruzzi Renaissance Revival style and though not signed for maker, it is of high quality. I find the interplay of blue and light green in the polished agate cabs quite pleasing and the central station with its mermaid flanked by griffins breathtaking. The dangles and the ornate links of the chain complete a stunning necklace…   Size/Weight: 15  3/4″ long (wearable; once clasped, it becomes a little roomier at 16″; figural link is 2″ wide with a 3  1/4″ drop (including the dangles); width at the chain is 1/2″; 55.7 grams Hallmarks / Date: “ITALY” and “STERLING”; 1920s-40s Condition: excellent vintage with nicely cast links that have good detail, gorgeous stones in soothing blues and light greens, great patina and very very elegant   ON HOLD – please inquire! Contact us about this...

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