Fabulous Czech necklace by BF & Co. circa early 1900's! These are very hard to find and this one is all the more wonderful because the pendant has dragons! The long necklace has intricate brass findings with deep red swirled art glass and faceted black glass beads. The long pendant features 2 facing dragons holding a red bead between their open mouths. Below that, is a long dangle which ends in another red art glass bead. The whole piece is stunning!
The pendant is silver colored and the rest is brass. On the back of the pendant you can see brass finish that has been worn away or possibly removed. This is how I bought the piece, so I have no idea if the finish was altered. There are a few fleabites on some of the beads, but the overall condition is excellent.
It is signed BF & Co on the back of the pendant. All the findings and chain are consistent with other examples I have found by this maker. The necklace measures 30 inches, the pendant adds another 4 inches to the entire length.
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