A wonderful c1900 German Jugendstil necklace in lovely condition with it’s exquisite pale blue plique-a-jour enamel and its stones, including sparkling diamond pastes and a lovely pearl complete with its original flower cap setting.
This necklace is fabulous-I adore the pale blue plique, as well as the cut-out design and typical Jugendstil shapes. The pastes are in super order, even the large one studded as a spacer , where the two chains attach. The addition of the pearl (untested) with its flower cap of petals in silver is also indicative of the better makers in Pforzheim at that time. With its original chains-this is an eye-catching example of a Jugendstil plique-a-jour necklace. There has been a catch replacement at some point in her history but asides from that – all original and in pleasing condition. There is a little patina so you can polish further if you love the “as new” look to your silver.
This beautiful pendant necklace would have been created in Pforzheim, Germany at the height of the Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) movement, c1900. It shares the most similarities with other Hermann & Speck, Levinger / Bissinger pieces. Fabulous to have it stamped with “935” the German mark at the time and which indicates it is made with purer silver than sterling (925). This was generally reserved for pieces created by the best makers. I think it may have been created as part of a range for export, as it also carries the stamp “STERLS”. There are also serial numbers hand etched by the jeweller and these are :”BK.242″ and underneath that “O.H”
The pendant section from the paste spacer measures approx 4.7cm and the wearable length of the chain is approx 40cm (15.75 inches).
I will send in a new gift box by Special Delivery within the UK or else by courier internationally. All boxes in the images are for display only-thank you.