Antique Victorian Austro Hungarian Pearl Citrine Necklace
Outstanding antique Victorian Austro Hungarian necklace with citrine gemstones accented with pearls, circa 1800's. Rendered in a gold over silver heavy filigree, the domed pendant is centered with an emerald-cut yellow citrine surrounded by seed pearls and large natural pearls at the quarters. A similar citrine pendant drops below. The chain has darker citrine gemstones set within each link spaced with detailed flowers. The back of the necklace, links, and pendant are also detailed. A superb and impressive Victorian Renaissance revival necklace!
Authentic Austro-Hungarian empire pieces such as this one are difficult to find. Many of them were destroyed, lost, and smuggled out during the two World Wars and the Communist regime taking over the factories. This is an excellent example of the era and the detailed craftsmanship.
Materials: Gold Gilded Silver
Gemstones: Natural citrine, natural pearls
Measurements: The necklace measures 19 inches with the pendant measuring 2.25 inches.
Hallmarks: The clasp is hallmarked 835 PV
Weight: 31.3 grams
Condition: In excellent condition with no chips or nicks, all gemstones present and original with the gold over sterling in fine condition. An outstanding piece of antique jewelry!