Ravishing ART NOUVEAU 14K Gold, Enamel & Natural Pearl Necklace
AGE: C.1900 or so
ITEM: A stunning Edwardian gold "slightly festoon" necklace featuring an enamel top (brick red and green) along with some natural (set within the pendant) and freshwater cultured pearls (bottom drop and back gems)! The necklace pendant section at the bottom is (if you look closely) depicts a heart with wings - so feminine! In Victorian parlance, just the look of the necklace would say "my heart has wings"!
The chain is a fine link and near the back of the necklace are 2 freshwater cultured pearls. Looks like someone wanted this piece lengthened at some time! Simple spring catch at the back that has a short "pull back" lever. If I can, I will try to locate a clasp with a longer one.
CONDITION: Very nice with no real problems. Small acid test mark to the back of the pendant - not that bad; a jeweler may be able to polish off.
METAL CONTENT: 14K Gold
HALLMARKS: Scratched in makers numbers of 41 2 - possibly a custom order. No gold marks. Metal was acid tested for content.
SIZE: Neck length of the necklace is 18-1/2". Centerpiece measures1-1/4" long (from top of torch to bottom of pearl). Width of the pendant (wing tip to wing tip) is 1-9/16".
WEIGHT: 5 grams
FINAL COMMENTS: Gorgeous!
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