19th Century Art Nouveau Coral & Pearl Festoon - 15C

A gorgeous festoon necklace, this dates to the early part of the Art Nouveau era.

Set with Sciacca Coral and natural Pearls, the centerpiece hangs 45mm long and measures 25mm at its' widest area. Topped with a small Fleur de lis followed by a forget me knot the piece is center set with a cabochon cut Coral surrounded with eight natural Pearls to form a flower inside the surround of gracefully foliate scrolls. Eleven tiny Silver Gulf Pearls are inset throughout the top of the the centerpiece and stippling, beading along with delicate detailing are seen throughout. Coral set swags add beautiful movement and continue to span 123mm (about 5") across the front of the neckline. They drop 20mm closest to the front, receding to 15mm drops at the outer swags. A single Coral drop completes the elegant fluidity of this piece.

The wearable neck length is just 15.5". We can add .50" to the length by replacing the existing small spring ring closure if required.

CONDITION: Very fine antique condition with no apparent losses, repairs or restorations to note. Expected aged patina is present along with light evidence of historic wear. Coral is fine and remains in excellent antique condition, with dense & even coloration and retaining its' original luster. We find no Markings. Tested to 15K, this festoon is red gold with yellow gold accents. By style of craftsmanship we believe this piece to be late 19th century, of French origin.

Our fine antique jewelry is always beautifully presented and shipped at no charge to our clients.

An exquisite example of the fine works of the Art Nouveau period.


Item ID: R3341

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Coral, Pearls, Red & Yellow Gold, Size: 15.5 inch Wearable Length

$1,450 USD

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