This is a magnificent gilt sterling silver necklace by Nettie Rosenstein. It is a double chain with a hook and eye clasp. The chain itself is made with embossed and "tied" figure eights. The pendant is layered and from top to bottom the emblems start with an indecipherable intertwining monogram set within a crown of leaves similar to Bonaparte's figural laurel leaf crown. The second medallion in the cascade is a bowed and crowned heraldic emblem set with three fleur de lis which stands for the post Napoleonic, Bourbon Restoration era (1814-1830) Arms of France.. The third set of coin hanging medallions represent the key to the city of Orleans, Joan of Arc's saving grace.
This necklace was cast in sterling silver, is gilded in gold which is worn in many places though still visually viable, and is signed with a stamped cartouche.
The entirety of the size is 15 3/4" long, which includes a 4 3/4" x 1 3/4" pendant. The chain is 23" in circumference.
Magnificent vintage. Probably 1940s.
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