This gorgeous 800 silver necklace with French touchmarks features a foliate vine design decorated with twinkling closed back paste stones, a central faux pearl, and a dainty dangling faux pearl drop. The boar mark on the reverse indicates that it was made in Paris; there is also a makers mark that we were unable to identify. The necklace was crafted around 1870 during the start of the Belle Epoque era and it definitely shares the romance and grace that characterize the designs of that period. It is a genuinely dreamy piece of the past.
Very Good antique condition with some loss to the coating of the “pearl.” (See Photo) Some stones have darkened with age which is very common in antique paste pieces.
The necklace measures 18 1/2” long, the pendant including the chain it is dangling from measures 2 1/2” long. The pendant alone measures 1 3/8” long by 1” wide.
The clasp is marked “800” and there is an illegible maker’s mark on the back of the pendant. (see photo) The boar touchmark on the back of the pendant indicates Paris, France.