Bold and just so nicely cast with an ornate, big cross pendant that boasts beading and oxidation, this is a vintage Deco Italian Renaissance Revival necklace in the style associated with the Peruzzi and Coppini Bros. Albeit not signed for maker this is such a well made piece that I wouldn’t have been surprised had I seen the Peruzzi name on it. Even the pendant’s back is embellished as you can see in the photos. And what about that amazing chain? Long, with many interesting beads and decorative flat links, it is meant to be pulled over your head but a jeweler can easily add an appropriate spring ring clasp so you can use it with your other vintage pendants…
Size/Weight: pendant is 3″ long (without the big round bail) by 2 1/2″ wide; with the bail it adds a 3 5/8″ drop to the chain; chain itself is 26 3/4″ long; 46.3 grams
Hallmarks / Date: simply marked “STERLING”; 1930s-40s
Condition: excellent vintage with very good casting that shows a lot of detail, with nice oxidation and a fabulous, generously long chain; nice patina; no damage and no repairs noted – just stunning!
SOLD – Thank you!