Today I am selling a magnificent Art Nouveau 10k gold necklace. This festoon necklace focuses on an enameled floral pendant that is roughly triangular in shape. The overlapping flowers are covered in iridescent pink, green, and yellow enamel with small natural pearls in their centers and in between them. A long Mississippi river pearl hangs below the pendant. Connected to the top of the pendant is a lime green square glass cabochon in a bezel setting. Two chains lead away on either side to another set of green cabs that also connect to chains from the pendant. Two natural pearls accent the upper most chain, and a final set of glass cabochons are attached to chains that end with a spring ring clasp. There are no hallmarks but the pendant, clasp, and chains acid test positive for 10 karat gold. The spring ring clasp is in good working order.
CONDITION: Fair for its age. Three pearls are missing on the pendant. Large sections of greenish yellow enamel are worn off on four petals, although it is hard to tell due to the similar color of the gold underneath. The rest of the pearls, including the river pearl drop and the pearls on the chain, are in good shape with minor nacre wear. All of the green glass cabs are intact with no chips or cracks that I can see, and only a few light scratches. Minor tarnish to the 10k gold, mostly on the bezels and chains.
CIRCA: 1890s to 1900s
MEASUREMENTS: total length is about 15 inches long, the main pendant is almost 1 11/16 inches tall, including the drop but not the green cab; weighs 7.6 grams