This vintage Tortolani Zodiac pendant necklace features eight of the astrological signs done in high relief. The symbol for each sign is done in a detailed, ornate manner with the Virgo sign in the center (this pendant always has the Virgo sign in the center) - truly a masterpiece of design! Tortolani made great metal work jewelry - and this is the one they are most famous for! The clamper version of this is a book piece, shown in Marcia Brown's book, "Signed Beauties of Costume Jewelry", Page 225, as well as in "Warman's Jewelry", 2nd edition by Christie Romero. Page 190. It was done in both a pewter color finish and this gold plated version.
Measurements: The pendant is huge, approximately 3.5 inches tall by 3 inches wide and 1 inch in depth (8.9 by 7.6 by 2.5 cm), The pendant is held by a 1/2" long oval link chain that is approximately 22 inches long with a J-hook clasp. It weighs 134 grams; 4.7 ounces.
Condition: The necklace is in very good condition. Just the J-hook clasp is worn down to the base silver tone metal color. Please review all photographs carefully, as they are an important part of the description.
Marks: A cartouche on the inside is marked "Tortolani" in cursive. Tortolani is most famous for this masterpiece "Zodiac" bracelet, and in general is known for their wonderful metal work and great figurals.
NOTE: At the time of this listing, we also have the gold plated clamper Zodiac bracelet for sale (TORT13).
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Vintage Tortolani Huge Zodiac Pendant Necklace
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