Offered is one of the most exquisite necklaces! If you love romance, cherubs, pearls enameling, filigree ..... this necklace has all the bells an whistles! This necklace was sold to me as Austro Hungarian, but I do believe it is Austrian, and perhaps a little older than the Austro-Hungarian pieces. This necklace is not marked. What makes it so fascinating it the enamel work. This necklace clearly incorporates old French Bresse / Bressan enameling. It also has high set freshwater pearls with green enameling underneath.
This necklace tests as sterling silver with 18k gold accents. The necklace is not marked any place that I can find. The workmanship is exquisite. My pictures do not begin to do this necklace justice and I had a difficult time getting the superb workmanship of the piece to show.
This is a very fine antique necklace, most likely dating to 1850 - 1890, Victorian era, but prior to the Art Nouveau movement. As typical with necklaces from this time period. The pendant can be removed for a simpler look or another pendant could be exchanged. It's amazing the the pieces have stayed together for these many many years.
This necklace is in very good to excellent vintage / antique condition. Some of the gold decoration has worn with time. There are a few tiny spots of wear to the enameled work on the bottom pendant. I don't see any missing pearls or any other missing enamel. There is white enameling in the rings around the natural pearl mounts, and there is black enameling in the rings around the Bresse enamel mounts. This necklace is very similar to an Austrian necklace marked SCHEIDT, currently on Ebay.
The necklace measures 15 1/2" wearable length (it would be easy to add an extender if desired). The pendant measures 3 1/4" long x 1" wide. The necklace is very heavy and well made. It has not been cleaned or polished and has a lovely patina. This was expensive and well made necklace when new ....... look at the detailing ....... the tiny angel wings accented with gold on the back of the pendant.
If you are looking for a special necklace to add to your collection or to celebrate the holidays in ....... THIS IS IT!
The beautiful colors and the adorable putti / cherub just add meaning to the season!
RARE Austrian Cherub Bresse Enamel Pearl Ornate Jeweled Necklace 1800s
$895 $1,295 SALE
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