Necklace

probably American
around 1900


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

38.5 x 1.5 x .7 cm (15 3/16 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

50.3584

Medium or Technique

Gold-colored metal

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This Egyptian revival style necklace, gold in color, probably plated, has 13 long flat curved links decorated with four rows of twisted wires - one on each edge and two in the center. Each of these links terminate with a round loop on either end which go through a connecting open bezeled link making the necklace flexible. On top of each of these connecting links are three-dimensional filigreed blossoms. Hollow balls of two sizes with scattered tiny granulations hang from the “flower” motifs.
The necklace closes with a jump and spring ring clasp stamped 10 k.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. H. K. Estabrook