French Art Deco 18ct yellow and white gold Drapery necklace in geometric fan design


A bold, striking geometric Art Deco necklace in 18ct gold  – fabulous design, France, late 1920s

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A wonderfully striking late 1920s French, Art Deco Drapery necklace in 18ct gold, which really is so eye-catching. These Drapery necklaces were so-called as they were supposed to drape like fabric, like silk,  across your collarbone area. This one is a superb example because of the amazing geometric design, which is so elevated by the alternate use of both white and yellow golds. I have seen similar examples from the era prior to the 1920s, however the designs are certainly not as bold and striking as this one, in my opinion. These Drapery necklaces are particularly sought after, so it is lovely to have a stamped 18ct French example.

Stamped clearly with the eagle’s head for 18ct gold (France) this necklace has five geometric fan / kite panels. I adore the cut-out design, as it enhances the shapes so much. The panels are exquisitely executed and the angles at which each panel attaches to the chain are inspired. Each panel has a bow shaped gold link connecting it to its neighbouring panels. The rest of the chain up to the catch is a sort of gold paperclip chain-very pretty indeed. It is clearly stamped near the catch with the French standard mark for 18ct gold, with another tiny mark, probably being that of the maker.

The central panel measures approx 2.2cm in height and the wearable length of the chain is approx 43cm (17 inches). The necklace catches the light beautifully so will light up your collarbone area so well.

Please note that I will send in a new necklace box in which to keep her safe, as the box in the images is for display only. Complimentary Special Delivery post within the UK is included, as is courier to international destinations. Thank you.