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antique Austro-Hungarian silver gilt figural Necklace

on May 6, 2017 in archived

Early 20th c. silver gilt figural necklace, this is a piece out of the luxurious tradition of Austro-Hungarian jewelry. Old, mature gilding with faux pearls, chrysoprase cabs and emerald green glass gems add to the elaborate figural and foliate links. The cabs are open on the back to maximize on the effect of light and their bezels raised and ornate – even the clasp is hidden in the design. Luxurious indeed yet at the same time classy and elegant…

 

Size/Weight: 16  1/2″ long (wearable); central station is 2″ wide by 1  1/2″ tall; 45.8 grams

Hallmarks / Date: not marked for maker nor hallmarked for metal content yet tested and guaranteed to be silver of at least .800 purity; 1910s-30s

Condition: excellent vintage with beautifully mellowed gilding, great stones and no unsightly damage or repairs noted though I have to mention that the necklace is probably missing that would have been dangling off the central station; I am assuming it broke off or was lost a long time ago yet even with the loss, this is still a gorgeous piece

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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