Victorian Era St. Esprit Swallows & Blossoms Necklace with Coral in 14k Gold
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A Victorian-era necklace, with a sweet, serene presence. At its center, a pair of three-dimensional swallows come together to hold a five-petaled, pearl-set flower. An elegant, v-shaped framework of flowers and leaves is built beneath these bird friends, and a pair of jointed flowers attach them, from above, to the necklace's fine cable chain. All of the floral elements are set with natural seed pearls. The necklace is finished with a tear-shaped, angelskin coral drop. This is quite special, with its multi-element construction, precise execution, and charming figures. The birds themselves are beautifully-made and especially charming; their wings are slightly rosy. Marked 14k, and with the maker's cartouche.
c. 1890 - 1900
Total length is approx 15"; birds each measure approx 16.5 mm; seed pearls (40) measure approx 1 mm; coral drop measures approx 14.5 x 6.6 mm.
This necklace is meant to be work short, so that it lays across the wearer's collarbones. Chain extension (up to 20") is included with purchase. If you require an extension, please email us or leave us a note in the notes field at checkout.