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Antique French festoon necklace, garnet and pearl, silver gilt, 19th century

Antique French festoon necklace, garnet and pearl, silver gilt, 19th century

Regular price £998.00 GBP
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A beautiful and decadent antique French festoon necklace in silver gilt with natural freshwater pearls and garnet.

Such a grand yet delicately made piece at the same time.

It is made up from a series of delicate filigree work links with an ornate central filigree drop in a teardrop shape.

These links are held together with individual 3 row belcher chains.

Within the beautiful scroll work sections there are garnets and seed pearls, giving a subtle flash of colour against the rich golden gilt.

It is unmarked silver gilt, tests as as silver throughout, the pearls are delicate with a nice creamy lustre and the garnets have a pinky red tone.

It has a hidden clasp for a seamless look which is a hook type fastener.

Overall condition is very good, there are abrasions to some of the pearls and slight wear on the gilding.

A beautiful heirloom quality piece ready to be loved and worn again.

Approx measurements:
10" length inner chain,
15" length outer chain,
25" total drop length,
1.5" length central drop pendant
1" link width.

Weighs approx 60.69 grams

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