Antique Victorian Crystal, Brass and Paste Necklace c1890.
From a West Australian estate comes this stunning Victorian Aurora Australis Crystal, brass and paste necklace.
With 18 hand-cut multi-faceted crystals..some elongated barrel style and some round..on brass bars all joined by brass links, this lovely necklace is highlighted by three brass barrels all set with small sparkling paste stones. The central barrel is slightly larger than the two set at each side.
The beautiful old faceted crystals reflect rainbow shards of colored fire in all directions.
As you would expect from such an old piece the brass is slightly tarnished in some places and the crystals are uniformly slightly worn (although none are chipped or missing).
The pastes are still bright and shiny and none are replaced or missing.
Measuring 18" from clasp to clasp (possibly a replacement, but not recently) it is in very good Antique condition.
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