What wonderful warm colors in this silver gilt Austro-Hungarian Necklace. The central plaque of this piece holds Carnelian Cabochons and small bezel set Cabochon Garnets. There are traces of the original black and white enamel on the flowers and flourishes flanking the 1 cm square central carnelian. The central plaque of this necklace measures 4 cm x 4.5 cm. The links of the chain hold garnets and pearl, and each link has lovely details. Look at the little bow shaped links between the garnet ones, such attention to detail! And of course even the back of the necklace has embellishment.
Renaissance Revival was a popular style during the Victorian
period. The majority of this jewelry was created between 1860 and 1910
in work shops in Austria-Hungary. Austria-Hungary was a constitutional
union of the Empire of Austria and the Apostolic Kingdom of Hungary that
existed from 1867 to 1918. The pieces they created are beautifully
detailed on the front, and often feature equally beautiful detail and whimsical designs
on the back. They were as likely to use beautiful art glass "gems" as
they were real semi precious stones, in fact it is quite common for a
single piece of jewelry to contain both. They constructed these beauties of silver and gilded them lightly with gold, often adding further embellishment with enamel.
The necklace measures 18.5" long and is crafted of 800 silver that has been gilded with gold. It is in excellent vintage condition,
you should expect some light wear in keeping with its age. It dates from circa 1900.
All of our jewels come in a box suitable for gifting.