Modernist Enrique Ledesma necklace combining sterling silver and tortoise shell, this is one of my favorite designs of his and not an example that one encounters frequently. I love its primordial appeal and the way the dark browns in the shell are lightened by the warm ambers. Definitely a keeper…
Size/Weight: 16 5/8″ long (wearable); pectoral is 3 5/8″ wide by 1 1/2″ tall (at center front); 39.0 grams
Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s
Condition: very good with great patina and a stunning design; there is a very short, tight line in the shell caused by one of the rivets when the necklace was made – it is noticeable on the back only (hardly registers upon very close inspection with a loupe in the front), very stable and does not compromise the necklace’s integrity nor its appearance at all.
SOLD – Thank you!