Early 20th c. cimaruta necklaces are not easy to come upon and I am thrilled to be presenting this Flli Coppini example here. Wrought in .800 silver, which was the standard for Italy until 1934, the pendant has good casting and great patina. It is paired with an appropriate for the period and the style chain formed by foliate and “swaddled infant” links, these last ones based on the decorative plaques that Della Robia created for the Ospedale degli Innocenti in Florence, Italy…
Size/Weight: pendant is 1 7/8” tall (without the bail) by 1 3/4” wide; with the bail adds a 2 1/8” drop to the chain; 7.9 grams / chain is 30 1/2” long by 1/2” wide (at its widest); 30.3 grams / total weight for the necklace 38.2 grams
Hallmarks / Date: pendant marked with maker’s signature as well as “MADE IN ITALY” and “800”; chain is unsigned as is almost always the case with similar chains yet has been tested and is guaranteed to be of at least .800 silver, if not better; 1920s-40s
Condition: excellent vintage with the pendant having good detail in the casting, very nice patina, with a long, showy chain and no damage or repairs noted
SOLD – Thank you!