An antique solid 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) collar necklace; beautifully made, with cannetille decoration around five bright natural amethysts, a further amethyst to the snap clasp and flexible woven links. Housed in a fitted box.
Fabulous quality, immensely collectible & still so wearable!
CONDITION: Very, very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use. One or two old repairs. Chain links later replacements? Will originally have had a drop to the middle. Silk ribbons to box heavily frayed, some discolouring.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1820/40. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 16.5 inches long, 31 mm at widest point (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.