Canadian wife and husband team, Micheline de Passille and Yves Sylvestre are known for their extraordinary enamel work in the 1960s-1970s. Much of the jewelry is in the modernist style incorporating bold designs with colorful enameling.
The pendant necklace presented, circa 1960s-1970s, features a large textured gold tone medallion pendant with integrated bail. Raised free forms are finished in either shiny gold tone or enamels in blue, green and a stippled metallic. The original serpentine chain, sometimes referred to as a snake or coil, secures with a spring ring closure.
The pendant proper measures about 2 5/8 inches across with a 1/8 inch thickness. The chain is a generous approximate 27 inches long. The pendant and bail provide an additional 2 7/8 inches. Weight of the necklace is a substantial 98 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. Gold tone finish intact on chain and front and back of pendant. No dents nor improper bends to pendant. No kinks nor pulls to chain. Bail secure. Chain clasp strong and secure. Clean. No damage / no repairs. Minimal wear. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of the pendant is signed "de Passille - Sylvestre". Circa 1960s-1970s.
Vintage Modern. Fashionably late. At Cody's.
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