Offered is an exquisite Regency Revival, figural winged lion guarding a large stone of pink paste or glass combined in an elegant & eye catching swag necklace. The winged lion definitely makes me think this piece may be Italian or French in origin. It is not marked. The style, the shortness of the length, it could be a Georgian or Regency piece, but is most likely a bit later, possibly Victorian or turn of the century.
This necklace has the look of sterling silver, but it is not marked, so probably silver plated. Any gold tones showing in the photos is from the camera flash. The deep rose pink bezel set, open back cab focal point, and the dangling prong set, open back pear shaped stones are the most beautiful shade of pink!! They look as though they are being guarded by the winged lion.
The necklace is shorter, also lending to the Regency style. It measures 15" around wearable length, it measures 1 1/2" across at the pendant and hangs down 2". The necklace necklace is in very good to excellent vintage / antique condition with no damage. It has not been cleaned or polished. The draped swags or festoons make it a more formal yet feminine design. This piece falls into so many categories ..... Art Nouveau, Beaux Arts, Victorian, Gothic, Gothic Revival and more. It will appeal to a great many collectors with crossover interests.
This is such a unique and beautiful necklace. It has all the bells and whistles! If you are wanting to get your Bridgerton look started, or if you just love interesting and unique antique jewelry ..... this necklace will not
Winged Lion w Deep Pink Stones Regency Swag Necklace
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