A Victorian Archaeological Revival Gold Necklace
A Victorian archaeological revival gold necklace, consisting of a row of fancy links, suspending eighty-six cone-shaped drop motifs, all made in yellow gold, with pull-down ring clasp, circa 1870, measuring approximately 44 x 1.5cm, gross weight 38.1 grams. A Victorian necklace in good condition for its age with indication of historical repair. Unmarked, tested as 18ct gold.
A sculptural and alluring necklace. Created in the mid-Victorian era, this necklace was made in the popular revivalist period of the time. Following many major discoveries and excavations of ancient treasures in Egypt, Italy, and Greece, there was a renewed interest in styles and techniques of ancient civilizations during the Victorian era. This necklace features conical shapes reminiscent of ancient amphoras and intricate and detailed links that are wonderfully flexible.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.