Peruzzi style Italian Deco 800 silver griffin Pendant Necklace

on Oct 16, 2020 in Necklaces, US/European

Attached to an ornate chain with fluted beads, floral and della Robbia “swaddled baby” links this early 20th c. Italian silver pendant features a mighty griffin held among flowering vines in a round frame. Renaissance Revival jewelry of this type were very popular with European and American visitors to Italy returned home with them as mementos of their Grand Tour. Though our example is not signed for maker, it is very well made, with good detail in the pendant’s casting that allows the mythical creature to emerge from its surroundings and a great sampling of the genre’s best link motifs forming the long chain…


Size/Weight: pendant is just shy of 1 1/2″ in diameter and adds a 1 3/4″ drop to the chain; chain itself is 25 3/4″ long (please note that there is no clasp – the chain is continuous but long enough to allow you to slip it over the head); 31.3 grams

Hallmarks / Date: simply marked “800”; 1900s-30s

Condition: excellent vintage with great patina, a beautiful combination of link motifs, with a rich in detail pendant and no damage or repairs noted


Offered at $255.00

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