Arts & Crafts Italian Silver & Coral Filigree Necklace
An incredible Italian coral filigree necklace from the Arts & Crafts period (ca1900)! This artistic piece is crafted in silver and features an elaborate centerpiece that hangs from a complimentary chain. The fine filigree work is incredibly ornate, complete with swirled wirework, shapely cutouts, and delicate beadwork throughout. There are seven natural coral cabochons interspersed within the design, each in a bezel setting surrounded by a wirework frame. Three of the coral links dangle from strands at the base in a lovely festoon style. The pendant hangs from a complimentary chain made of swirled filigree links, which meet at a hook clasp in the back. This well-crafted necklace is exemplary of the Arts & Crafts era and would make a unique addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: The necklace measures approximately 18" long from end to end. The center pendant hangs 3" long and is 2 1/4" at the widest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is very good. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver setting or filigree chain. All of the coral cabochons are intact and securely set.The hook clasp fastens securely. There is a darkened natural patina on the surface of the silver, which is normal for an antique piece and adds depth to the design.