Brass has been an important metal throughout history. Known for its yellowish warm tones that can gleam as good as gold, brass is a versatile metal that has numerous applications, and is used in the making of musical instruments, decorative items, machinery, household items, and jewelry, like this out-of-this-world collar!
Full 14.5” of drama, this collar is one of my favorite examples of ‘get-the-look-for-less;’ a function that been a fashion mainstay of design for centuries. Circa 1850-1870, this archaeological revival collar mimics both Etruscan and Byzantine designs.
Materials & Features: 18k gold over jeweler's brass, fold-over clasp
Age/Origin: Archaeological Revival, c. 1850-70
Measurements: 14.5" in length, 44.9 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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