Stunning Deco Italian necklace wrought in 800 silver in the style of the Peruzzi and Coppini Bros. this piece features an elaborately cast pendant housing a huge faceted amethyst. Renaissance Revival in its orientation the pendant is adorned with putti and a bare-breasted mermaid while the chain has fruit and foliate links. Fantastic patina, very good casting and generous in proportions – an excellent example of the genre…
Size/Weight: pendant is 3 1/4″ tall by 2 5/16″ wide; chain is 27″ long by 3/8″ wide (at its widest); 66.8 grams
Hallmarks / Date: simply marked “800”; 1900-1930s (the sterling standard was adopted in 1934 by Italian authorities)
Condition: excellent vintage with a gorgeous, huge stone, fantastic patina and very crisp casting – no flaws noted either
SOLD – Thank you!