A lovely 9 carat yellow and red gold Art Nouveau lavaliere dating to the start of the 20th century is elongated, simple and refined.
This pendant is beautifully long at 40mm and 15mm at the widest. It combines both the free flow of jewels from earlier in the period with carefully detailed tendrils - and finished in raised gold grains. The piece also gives us a peak at the soon to be introduced Art Deco jewelry in the incorporation of the hard edged 5mm (approx .75 carat) square cut Amethyst, still floating but now carefully contained within the circle. Less ornate than some of the earlier piece and easily wearable today.
CONDITION: In overall fine antique condition with no damage, losses or repairs to note. Tiny half sawn Pearl is original - as is the square cut Amethyst. Typically unmarked, this hand mixed gold tests to 9-10 carat variably. The piece came to us without a chain but at this writing we have a 14, 16 and an 18 inch chain from the period. Just let us know which length will best suit you and we will include it. (We've photographed it on the 14 inch chain.) Circa 1900-1910. Origin is unknown.
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The combination of two colors of gold are especially well suited to this piece. Flattering on the neckline - quietly begging for a second look!