This astonishingly gorgeous necklace is sure not to hang around long, as it has everything going for it. Created in the c1900 era in Pforzheim, Germany by the prestigious company of Meyle and Mayer; it carries their firm’s maker’s mark (dragonfly) clearly on the verso. Add to that the pristine condition of everything-including the glorious purple enamel and those tiny, ethereal wing pearls suspended from the three fine chains- it is fairly unusual to find a piece so beautifully intact, with not even a tiny marcasite missing.
The purple of the enamel is completely swoon-worthy and I love the twisted silver ribbon-like detailing “wrapped” around the purple enamel disk. The ribbon sections are dotted with sparkling teeny tiny marcasites. A lovely, bright, sparkling faceted amethyst is suspended in the centre of the disc. Three fine silver chains are suspended below the disc, the central one being longer than the two side chains (typical in Jugendstil designs of the era). A tiny wing pearl hangs at the end of each chain-all original, which, again, is another joy as usually at least one gets lost over the years and is replaced by an obviously “wrong” pearl.
The pendant section measures approx 6.2cm including the bale. The disc section has a diameter of approx 2.9cm and the wearable length of the chain is approx 44cm (17.25 inches) which puts the pendant at a lovely visible height near your throat. It is stamped with “STERLING” and with the Meyle & Mayer dragonfly mark to the verso.
She will make someone’s day, as she is a lovely thing indeed.
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