Georgian, Pre 1837

Georgian Lavalier Necklace

5083

Made in 800 Silver, the open heart locket holds a hand-drawn scene of a young angel or child holding a ribbon. The other end of the ribbon is held by a swallow. The locket frame is solid gold. 

This lavalier necklace center is a bow, the heart drops from the center. Both the bow and locket frame are set with old Marcasite stones, punctuated by Peridot color paste glass stones. The top center stone on the elaborate heart frame is adorned by a single Ruby colored glass paste stone.

Necklace measures 17" long. Center is almost 1 3/4" tall overall by 1 1/2" at the widest point, the tips of the bow.

The chain is soldered and original to the necklace but the clasp is a replacement. There are no marks on the pendant. 

Back of the heart pendant is closed off.

The condition is very good considering this necklace is almost 200 years old. Some wear to the raised glass that covers the drawing. Lovely patina. One tiny Marcasite is chipped and one tinier one is missing. Not obvious when worn, almost not visible to the naked eye.

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