This magnificent black glass bib necklace dates to the Victorian era. The triangular bib is composed of round, faceted glass discs connected in rows that graduate in size. Each disc of black glass is joined with rings of japanned (black lacquered) metal to create a supple mesh. Swags of smaller glass discs hang from the bottom of the bib, with drops ending in oval glass pieces. The bib hangs on a necklace of round glass links that clasps with a hook and eye closure. The last word in Gothic elegance. Circa 1860
Details.....The necklace has a 16” wearable length and the bib measures 3.15" wide and 4.25" long. In Very Good Antique Condition. Small imperfections and wear should be expected on Vintage and Antique jewels and considered part of the charm.