Art Nouveau Jugendstil Silver and Coral Festoon Necklace
Simply the most exceptional Art Nouveau silver and coral necklace. Likely made in Europe and dating to the earliest part of the 20th century this is an absolutely incredible example of Nouveau era Jugendstil jewelry. Cascading festoons are dotted with richly colored coral beads and silver capped drops. The ornate hand made center pendant is set with a large 27mm x 16mm coral cabochon and suspends three coral drops of impressive size, the largest at the center measuring 2” long and 15mm wide at the widest point. The necklace measures 16” from end to end with the center measuring 4-1/4” from top to bottom. An incredible work of art and rare treasure from the all too brief Art Nouveau era.
The coral is an undyed deep salmon color and the entire necklace weighs 51.1grams.