Antique Black Onyx Victorian Austro Hungarian Necklace
Classic black onyx gemstones form the focal point of this stunning antique Victorian Austro Hungarian necklace. Set in 800 plus silver, a raised and band wrapped large onyx stone is surrounded by an ornate filigree studded with onyx cabochons. Dangling below the pendant is another smaller pendant with both swinging from an elaborately decorated bail . The chain is comprised of fine silver links with each centered by an onyx cab. The slide clasp is hallmarked with a P for Pest, Hungary as well as other marks indicating silver content and maker. Heavy and extremely well executed, an all original classic antique Austro Hungarian necklace!
Measurements: 18 in. long with the pendant and bail adding an additional 3 1/4 in.
Provenance: Austro Hungarian - impressed marks on the slide clasp
Circa: Mid 1800s
Condition: Very, very good with no chips or nicks to the stones and the gold wash metal bright showing normal wear to the gold. The design is crisp.