A true grail-jewel for the discerning collector, this necklace marries two key aesthetics of 3rd quarter 19th-century wearable art; Neoclassicism and Gothic Revival. While there were few motifs that were not based in revival at this moment, it is extremely rare to find a piece that melds two ends of the revival spectrum.
Perhaps from the later part of the 1870’s-early 1880s, this necklace is a more mature take on archaeological revival with its sleek conical garnet drops that mirror both blood drops and amphorae in form and gleam with a shiny hue in function. Not to be missed, the snake chain and sumptuous stations are in remarkable condition. Overall, a museum-worthy jewel.
Materials and Features: garnet, 15k gold
Age/Origin: English, Archaeological Revival
Measurements: 18" in length, 27.8 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. Original clasp.
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