Ethereal Antique Gilt Filigree Necklace
This ethereal silver filigree necklace was entirely handmade in or around the 1930s. The incredibly intricate shell-like panels are graduated in size and each is embellished with tiny pearl beads that were wired meticulously in place by hand. The silver has a warm, gold gilt finish which pairs beautifully with the soft shades of the pearlized beads. The full length of the necklace from end to end is 16-1/2” with the center panel measuring 7/8” top to bottom. Every bead has remained securely in place and the delicate wires (which can be seen from the back) show no signs of wear. This necklace is a marvelous work of art and something that inspires awe at the patience and skill it must have required to create!