An absolutely fabulous piece from the Art Nouveau (ca1900) era! This sterling silver repousse mermaid pendant has wonderful detail and is exceptionally large in size. The pendant depicts a feminine mermaid with flowers on each of her shoulders. The stem of the flowers cascade down her back, then wrap tightly around her legs until they reach her carved ivory tail. A fantastic detail of the pendant is the hand carved ivory tail of the mermaid, which rests at the very bottom of the pendant. On both sides of this mesmerizing mermaid are two silver rings which connect to a long, textured silver chain. The chain is cinched by a small silver ring about 1" above the pendant. This wonderful piece would make a beautiful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The mermaid measures slightly less than 3 1/2" tall, 1 1/8" at the widest point, and 1/2" at the deepest point. The chain measures 32" in length with a 1" drop at the cinching and the entire necklace measures approximately 36" long.
Condition: The overall condition of the mermaid and chain is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling mermaid or chain or to the ivory tail.