DRAMATIC ANTIQUE VICTORIAN PERIOD FRENCH JET / BLACK GLASS CAMEO NECKLACE c1870
An antique mourning-style necklace, with blackened metal links set with faceted flower-shaped and oval black glass 'jewels', a hook fastener and a wonderful molded matte black glass cameo on a polished mount, with two faceted glass drops.
Beautiful, distinctive and highly collectable -and so wearable!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Some signs of wear and oxidisation through age & use - see pictures.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1870/80. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: Necklace 16 inches long, cameo mount 44 x 36 mm excl. drops (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 40.1 grams.