Art and Crafts hand wrought silver, chrysoprase and mother of pearl foliate necklace with drop c1900


A striking and well-designed English A&C necklace, c1900

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A beautiful design on this English hand wrought necklace from c1900. It incorporates lots of features you would wish to see in such a piece; a skilfully crafted central wreath section with leaves and berries, drops, clusters of berries, varied stations along the chain, the inclusion of more intricate hand-crafted links and also a hand-crafted toggle catch. It is a beautiful thing.

I love the alternating green and white throughout the design, both in the stations  and in the two drops on the pendant section, one in chrysoprase and one in mother-of-pearl. Each stone is bezel set with the chrysoprase stones being open-backed, allowing that rich apple green colour to be seen when you wear the piece. The pearls are also individually-set by hand and are closed-backed. The large round and oval alternating silver links on the chain give it such a light look and I love the two silver intricate panels added as the final stations along the chain. A rather curved toggle is a lovely twist too.

There is a lightness and freshness to the necklace, both in design and in the stone selection against the silver. There are two drops, so you also get a real sense of articulation when you wear the piece. The pendant section measures approx 6.5cm from the pearl to the three-berry cluster. The chain is a generous length at approx 68cm (26.75 inches).

In excellent condition and ready to adorn your outfit. I shall send in a new necklace presentation box and also by complimentary International Express courier or else by special delivery within the UK. Thank you. Box in the images is not included but is used for display purposes only.