EXQUISITE LATE 1800s AUSTRO HUNGARIAN NECKLACE
Gilded Silver ornate links featuring alternating lustrous pearls and genuine carnelian cabochons with a Large (18.5mm x 13mm) focal center Carnelian Stone flanked on both sides with Medium (10mm x 8mm) carnelians. The entire theme has a Foliate design with wavy and scrolling dimensional leaves. All along the chain are bezel set pearls and carnelians (ranging from 4mm pearls and 4mm x 6mm carnelians) with a stamped flower design on the reverse.
Terminates with a hook side-clasp for ease of wear.
Measures a generous and wearable 17 1/4” Long
Center Design measures 3” W x 1” H
The clasp has some stamps that I can’t make out. For Some reason, I had a note with this piece that said “HTM” which could stand for the maker. One of the clasp markings looks like “KL”
Tests positive for Sterling Silver
Weighs 37.9 grams
Wear to the gilt plating (on reverse mostly). And damage to one of the peals along the chain, but still present and secure in setting. Does not detract.
Antique Austro Hungarian Victorian Carnelian Pearl Gilded Silver NECKLACE