Victorian .800 Silver Tassel + Toggle Bar Chain Necklace 18.75"
An elegant silver chain necklace from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This beautiful .800 silver piece features a pair of beautiful tassel and toggle bar pendants that hang from a lovely woven chain. The tassel hangs from a short chain extension and features a decorated cap at the top, which dangles multiple strands of braided fringe below, each ending in a small bead detail at the base. The smoothly polished toggle bar dangles from an extension chain, which is hangs shorter than the tassel pendant, adding a lovely asymmetrical appeal to the design. Two round beads rest along the beautiful woven chain necklace, each one decorated around the center with an eye-catching design. The beads can freely move along the chain, which fastens in the back at a toggle watch clasp, stamped with a "800" silver purity mark. When worn, it has a striking appearance that would make a perfect everyday accessory. A strong Victorian piece, its timeless appeal makes it a wonderful addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: The chain measures approximately 18.75" long. The tassel hangs approximately 2 5/8" long and is about 3/8" wide and thick. The toggle bar pendant hangs approximately 1 1/8" long and is about 1 1/4" wide.
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver setting. The pendants and bails are attached and securely set. The clasp is secure and in good working condition. There is a natural patina on the surface of the silver, which is normal for a Victorian era piece and adds depth and unique beauty to the design.