A stunning silver gilt and turquoise necklace from the Arts & Crafts period (ca1910)! This incredible Hungarian-made piece is comprised of an elaborate multi-link pendant that hangs from a complimentary chain. A combination of Persian turquoise stones and delicate natural seed pearls cover the surface of the pendant, which has a gorgeous raised spiral motif. A teardrop link dangles freely from the base, adding lovely movement to the design. The back of the piece displays an elaborate wirework pattern that is representative of a traditional Hungarian style from the Arts & Crafts era. Delicate silver and turquoise links form the beautiful chain that holds the pendant. The necklace fastens with a simple gold spring ring clasp in the back. This extraordinary necklace displays exquisite craftsmanship and looks simply magnificent when worn. It would make an exceptional addition to any antique jewelry collection!
Measurements: The necklace measures approximately 18 1/4" long from end to end. The center pendant hangs 2 7/8" long and is 1 1/4" at the widest point and approximately 1/2" at the thickest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling gilt setting. All of the turquoise stones and seed pearls are intact and the clasp is intact and in good working condition.