ANTIQUE VICTORIAN EUROPEAN 800 SILVER FILIGREE CARVED SHELL CAMEO NECKLACE!


ANTIQUE VICTORIAN EUROPEAN 800 SILVER FILIGREE CARVED SHELL CAMEO NECKLACE!

ANTIQUE VICTORIAN EUROPEAN 800 SILVER FILIGREECARVED SHELL CAMEOS AND BLUE GLASSNECKLACE!I RECENTLY ACQUIRED A SMALL COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE ITEMS COLLECTED FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND THIS AMAZING PIECE WAS AMONG THEM. IT IS UN-MARKED, WAS TESTED AND THE CENTER IS 800 SILVER FILIGREE. THE FINE CHAIN, HOOK AND SLIDE CLASP ARE BRASS. THE NECKLACE MEASURES ABOUT 18″ LONG WITH A 11″ CENTERPIECE AND 7 1/4″ CHAIN. IT FEATURES FILIGREE LINKS BETWEEN FOUR COBALT BLUE FACETED GLASS GEMS THAT MEASURE ABOUT 8mm, EACH SET IN FILIGREE. THERE ARE ALSO THREE DIFFERENT CARVED SHALL CAMEOS, TWO MEASURE APPROXIMATELY 15.5mm x 12mm AND THE LARGER CENTER ONE MEASURES ABOUT 27.5mm x 14.5mm. IT IS UNIQUE AND THE CLASP IS LOCATED AT THE END OF THE CENTERPIECE. THERE ARE 15 SECTIONS THAT ARE CONNECTED WITH BRASS RINGS, AND SOME HAVE BEEN REPLACED OVER THE YEARS. WHAT A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF INTRICATE FILIGREE WORK.

[contact-form-7 id=”527″ title=”Contact form 1″]