**RESERVED** STUNNING ANTIQUE 18th CENTURY 15K GOLD FOILED GARNET NECKLACE w/ BOX c1770
An antique solid 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts, probably 9 carat in parts) necklace; beautifully made, with a snap fastener, and set with an array of brightly foiled, flat-cut garnets. Housed in a later fitted box,
Wow - a stunning early necklace...extremely collectible & wearable too!
CONDITION: Expencted signs of wear commensurate with age and use. One or two cracks to stones. Some old repairs to back, solder & strengthening visible. Some connector rings old replacements. Small break to top of pendant section, possibly area missing to top?, a few smaller breaks to links - see pictures. Probably constructed in antiquity from period parts. Fastener a modern replacement.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1770/80. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 16 ¼ inches long (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 52.3 grams unboxed.