A superb Art Deco sterling necklace set with black onyx cabochons and accented with sparkling marcasites.
The necklace is a very fine example of the meticulous workmanship and design of German Art Deco jewelry.
The pendant is set with a large rectangular onyx cab with cut and beveled corners, it is set vertically in prongs and framed with a pierced and engraved design including bead set marcasites.
Fabulous attention to detail in the layered frame, it hangs from the original bail set with a single marcasite.
The pendant attaches to the ornate chain with a triangular onyx cabochon.
The chain starts with decorate links with a millegrain design and a marcasite center, the next link is a long onyx cab set with prongs.
The final length of the chain is a series of links with a layered deco pattern, each link has a bead set marcasite.
The chain measures 16.75" long, the drop adds another 2.25" which includes the black onyx triangle, the pendant alone is 1&5/8" by 1", the large center onyx measures 35mm by 18mm. The side silver links are 5/8" by 3/16", the onyx links are 3/8" by 1/8", the rest of the links are 5/8" by .25".
Excellent condition, no damage or visible wear, this piece is as close to mint as it gets with this age!
Marked Sterling, Germany on the back, total weight is 24.8 grams.
An extraordinary example of German Art Deco jewelry c1920s.
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