French ART NOUVEAU 18K Gold & Rose Cut Diamond Necklace Slide/Enhancer
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AGE: C.1910 or so
ITEM: From France and designed at the height of the Art Nouveau period, may I present this stunning necklace slide, chain slide or necklace enhancer featuring one of those stunning Parisian beauties with diamonds in her hair, at her throat and at her bosom. Add a halo of rose cut diamonds (set in white gold or platinum) around the edge and you have one stunning piece of jewelry!
The "clamp" mechanism is quite unique. It opens easily so that you can lay a THICK chain on the cork and then close. The piece can be "slid" along the chain but I think in order to preserve the original cork, the back should just be opened and closed and position where it is needed.
CONDITION: Excellent! Inner cork shows a little wear but not much. Gold seems to have a bloom on it as well as being solid gold. Bright yellow coloring.
METAL CONTENT: Being French, 18K gold - 750.
HALLMARKS: One French poincon at the end of the clamp (looks like the Eagle Head). Sculptors initials to the front of the piece.
SIZE: Small at 11/16" high/wide. But I'll tell you this - it may be small but it sure packs a punch!
WEIGHT: A hefty 5.5 grams.
FINAL COMMENTS: Just one of the best pieces of Art Nouveau I have found in many a day! My pictures simply do not do this piece justice!
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