AND SO VERY HARD TO FIND!!! This necklace has all the elements of a great gem. It is so hard to find these eminently wearable Belle Epoque, Victorian jewels of this quality! This is a very rare and special piece.It features a central panel of Limoges enamel. The Limoge enamels have been highly sought after since their creation. Some of the most desirable are the black and white, or Grisaille, images.
Here we have one of the best. The image is of Cupid and Psyche. It is clearly done by a master craftsman with the most gorgeous skill. The enamel has magnificent detail in the hair, and wings and robes - absolutely the finest work!The enamel is signed on the back Limoges and signed by the artist which I believe is Lespous. The setting is equally wonderful. The enamel is set in a beautiful 18K gold necklace with scroll motifs and a wonderful link chain. This chain has alternating larger and smaller links and is delicate and gorgeous! The setting is hallmarked with the French Eagle gold mark.
The combination of the stunning neoclassical enamel and gold work is the epitome of femininity and elegance! The design is clearly the work of a master craftsman in the style of Cartier or Tiffany.
It is so rare to find these jewels and I just love this one! The necklace comes from a prominent New York city estate. It is classic and elegant and has great impact - with all the elements that you look for in antique jewelry - quality, design, originality, sparkle, drama, just a perfect estate jewel!!! The necklace is in excellent condition.There is some very minor surface scratching on the enamel but this can really only be seen with a jewelers loop. In my opinion this does not detract from the jewel in any way, but I wanted to mention it. The gold is in excellent condition. The pendant is 1 1/2 inches (37 mm) tall. It is 1 3/8 inches (37 mm) wide.
The necklace is 16 1/2 inches (42 cm) long. It is hallmarked with the French Eagles head and is 18K gold. The necklace weighs 9.2 grams. This is a stunning estate jewel with great drama and style.
The combination of the gorgeous Limoges enamel and the gold setting is mesmerizing. Together they create a jewel worthy of the finest collection. This is so immensely wearable either during the day or at the most glamorous affair.Treat yourself or a loved one to a treasure to cherish for generations and one which will only increase in value over time! Please visit our store, Annas Antique Jewelry, and include us in your list of favorites! Get Images that Make Supersized Seem Small.
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