Vintage Deco Italian silver and amethyst pendant necklace in the style of the Peruzzi and Coppini Bros, this piece is ornate yet still elegant, with carefully delineated cut-outs, good relief in its lettering and crisp chasing. The amethyst set in the cross’s center is beautiful and unmarred and the chain I have paired the pendant with a great match in proportions and patina though most probably earlier…
Size/Weight: pendant is 2 1/2″ tall (without the bail) by 2 1/8″ wide; adds a 2 15/16″ drop to the chain; chain itself is 26 1/4″ long by 1/8″ wide; 35.9 grams (for the set; cross alone is 17.5 grams)
Hallmarks / Date: “STERLING” on pendant; chain is unmarked yet guaranteed to be silver and of at least .800 purity though most probably sterling; 1930s-40s for the cross pendant while chain is earlier, from the beginning of the 20th c.
Condition: excellent vintage with great patina, very graphic, with a gorgeous stone and no damage or repairs noted
SOLD – Thank you!