Antique, Georgian 14ct gold & Sterling Silver, black dot paste, lavaliere necklace, Circa 1830
Exquisite, Georgian black dot paste necklace, featuring a central section measuring 12.5 x 3cm, designed with a central 5mm paste and two, 3.5mm paste, flanked by a foliate and scroll garland connected to a later curb link chain. This beautiful necklace is complete with an “en tremblant” (moving in a trembling style) pear-shaped drop.
Each of these lovely pastes are mounted in a silver crimped setting with a foil back and rose gold mount. The large paste stones exhibit a clear black dot on the culet, the black dot was hand painted on the very bottom underside of the stone. In setting the paste, often pitch or similar sticky material was utilized to anchor the stone during setting. This black then shows through. It is thought to have mimicked the open culet of early diamond cuts
Black dot paste is one hallmark of very fine quality paste. However, there are many examples of excellent paste which do not have these tiny black dots.
Highly collectable, this lovely paste necklace has all of the original paste stones.
Hallmarked: none – tested as sterling silver & 14 ct gold
MEASUREMENTS: length 17″ / 43.5cm width 3cm
HALLMARKS: as above
CONDITION: some minor discoloration on some of the paste, but overall good. The chain has had some links added for length (please see images)
DATE: Georgian (1714 to 1830)
Please note that images have been enlarged to show detail. All measurements are listed in the description.
All items are Antique, Vintage and/or Pre-owned and will naturally have signs of wear & tear commensurate with age. Antique boxes are for display purposes only unless otherwise stated the item will be sent in a Leatherette & Velvet box.