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big Deco Italian 800 silver Cimaruta Necklace ~ Peruzzi style

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Early Italian Deco “cimaruta” necklace, this is a beautiful piece with a large pendant and a chain of cast floral links very much in the style of the Peruzzi and Copping Bros.. An ancient charm to protect against the evil eye, the “cimaruta” is associated with Southern Italy and even though antique examples of it are very rare to find, every so often a piece from the opening decades of the 20th c. like the one presented here becomes available…   Size/Weight: pendant is 2  7/8″ tall (without the bail) by 2  1/2″ wide (at its widest) and adds a 3  1/4″ drop to the chain; chain itself is 26  3/4″ long by approx. 3/8″ wide; 71.0 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date: maker’s logo as shown as well as “800”; 1920s-40s Condition: excellent vintage with very good casting and a generously sized pendant, nice...