WACHENHEIMER BROS. Art Deco Sterling Sodalite + Marcasite Pendant Necklace
A lovely sodalite pendant by the Wachenheimer Brothers, well-known American jewelry makers that produced jewelry from the early 1900s through the mid-1930s. This late Art Deco (ca1930s) era piece is crafted in sterling silver and displays a design of gorgeous deep blue sodalite stones complimented by faceted marcasites. The open-backed, prong-set stones form a lovely navette shape and a large sodalite cabochon rests in the middle. The oval-shaped center stone is bordered by an open frame adorned with sparkling marcasites, and displays lighter shades of blue-grey marbling amongst the deep cerulean blues. The substantial pendant hangs from a matching bail decorated with two additional marcasite stones and lovely angular detailing and the underside is stamped with a "STERLING" purity mark as well as the "WACHENHEIMER" hallmark. The Wachenheimer Bros. pendant hangs from a contemporary sterling silver chain with a fine mariner style link and fastens at a secure lobster clasp. A unique piece with a classic Art Deco look, the necklace would make a lovely addition to any collection!
Measurements: The pendant hangs approximately 2 1/4" long including the bail and measures approximately 1 1/4" at its widest point. The chain measures 30" long.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting or to the sodalite and marcasite stones, all of which are intact. The chain and its lobster clasp are secure and in good working condition.