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Italian Deco silver giardinetto Necklace ~ Peruzzi style with dangles

on Jan 26, 2015 in archived

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Vintage Deco Italian “giardinetto” necklace, this is an all-silver example with floral and Northern Wind or gargoyle mask dangles in the style popularized by the Peruzzi Bros of Florence. Very nicely cast, with good detail and ornate floral and scroll links, the necklace seems to retain traces of old vermeil that has mellowed over time into a warm patina. A very generous “princes” size, relatively adjustable too due to the hook and eye clasp…

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Size/Weight: 19″ long (wearable); “giardinetto” medallion is 1  3/4″ wide by 3″ tall (including the dangles); width at the chain between 5/8″ and 1/8″; 37.8 grams

Hallmarks / Date: simply marked “ITALY” yet tests as silver and is guaranteed to be of at least .800 purity, which was the silver standard in Italy until 1934; 1900-1930s

Condition: excellent vintage with the most wonderfully mellow old vermeil patina, crisp casting and no flaws noted

 

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