A fabulous antique Austro-Hungarian costume gilt brass necklace lavishly embellished with paste jewels and glass pearls.
The large filigree pendant features thirteen bezel set citrine and amethyst paste jewels and four glass pearls.
The center stone is framed with twisted wire, the jewels are arranged in a geometric pattern.
The filigree links are as embellished as the pendant but on a smaller scale.
Each link has three bezel set jewels and two glass pearls, the color of the jewels alternate from amethyst to citrine.
It closes with a spring ring catch, this may not be original to the piece-I only mention it as a possibility, I don't know for sure but with the ornate design and great quality the clasp seems a bit mundane. Ultimately it does not detract.
The necklace measures 16" long, the pendant is 2" square, the links are 7/8" by 5/8" with the exception of the two links that attach to the pendant which measure 1" by 5/8".
Fabulous attention to detail- even the connecting rings are set with a tiny glass pearl. Some of them are not visible in the photos as I didn't notice that they had turned in the photos, they are all in tact.
The necklace is in excellent condition with no damage and minimal wear, the gilt finish is good on both front and back.
An outstanding antique Renaissance Revival Austro-Hungarian necklace c1880-1900.
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