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Etruscan Revival Gold Necklace and Earrings from M.S. Rau Antiques



This extraordinary Victorian pendant necklace and pair of earrings are a chic and dramatic instance of the Etruscan Revival fashion. The beautiful 21-22okay gold pendant takes the form of a neoclassical ewer, which has been adorned via an historical course of generally known as granulation. This intricate goldsmith’s method makes use of small spheres of gold to brighten the floor of a jewel, and it’s used to spectacular impact on the current piece. Small granules are completely positioned to realize the scrolls and thrives that encompass the sleek ewer, which is additional adorned with a snarling dragon on its deal with and three diminutive pearls. Remarkably widespread through the Victorian period, Etruscan Revival jewellery designs comparable to this extraordinary pendant stay extremely coveted.

Circa 1860

16″ size chain
Merchandise No. 30-6054 and 30-6053

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