Exquisite Edwardian 9ct, 9k, 375 Gold Turquoise & Pearl floral, lavaliere, necklace, Circa 1900
Beautifully made during the late Victorian, early Edwardian, Art Nouveau period.
This exquisite, antique necklace features a central section of Turquoise and Pearls, mounted in a foliate design, with a central daisy cluster that has a hidden hook on the back for the attachment of a pendant or little puffy heart.
The centre piece is made up of five solid pieces linked together, it measures 8cm in length and 13mm wide and is attached to a rolo link chain .
Complete with a solid bolt ring and jump ring fitting.
Hallmarked 9ct (denotes 9ct gold) verso
The name Lavalier (also spelt lavalier or lavallière) derived from the name of the Duchesse de La Vallière (1644-1710), one of the mistresses of Louis XIV, who favoured this style of necklace.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 16.5″ / 42cm Width 13mm
WEIGHT: 5.6 grams
HALLMARKS: as above
CONDITION: Very Good
DATE: Edwardian (1901 to 1910)