A very rare example of this sought after Italian couture jewelry designer. Giuliano Fratti.
Renaissance Revival design of multiple gold tone chains set with faux pearls and jade glass beads, a central gold tone filigree pendant with faux pearl cartouche and jade glass beads and gold tone chain drops with pierced gold tone filigree beads.
Giuliano Fratti, Milan 1906 -1992. Based in Milan between 1930 and 1940 producing buttons, belts and buckles. During the second world war the company switched to the production of fashion jewellery. In 1950 Fratti arrived in New York with a collection of his own creations inspired by his travels to exotic locations. In 1954 he worked for Dior at which time his signature style was gilded metal and glass beads. He was recognised and used by both the Couture Houses of Worth and Chanel and later by Pierre Cardin in the 1960's. These designs appeared in all the top Italian magazines. (Ref: Deanna Farneti Cera, Fashion Jewellery Made in Italy 2013).
This necklace would date from this period and is signed GM on the back of the box clasp, signifying Giuliano, Milan.
Length of 27 inches and pendant drop of 5 inch.
In very good vintage condition.
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Art Deco and decorative Arts; Art Deco and Vintage Costume Jewelry