ornate Peruzzi style Italian silver and amethyst cross Pendant Necklace ~ Deco Renaissance Revival

on Dec 29, 2016 in archived

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


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