18thc French Provencial Ribbon Slide Necklace

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This pretty lacy silver and gold French Provencial piece dates from c1790. There are little decorative flowers in silver attached to the gold and in the center highly elevated above the rest is a rose cut diamond. This style of metal work was almost exclusively made in Normandy and was what the ladies there at the end of the 18th century would have been wearing. This piece is quite modest and likely originally had a cross suspended from the bottom rectangular opening. The wealthy ladies of Normandy would have worn larger more elaborate versions of this as can be seen on page 152 of the Georgian Jewellery book.

Details.....The pendant ribbon slide measures 2.04" x 1.03" and is in Very good condition for it's 200+ years of age. All of the tiny delicate wires are in place and unbent.

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