Georgian Silver black dot paste necklace & brooch, pendant, stomacher attachment Circa 1800 A Rare, French? Antique choker necklace dating back to the Georgian era, beautifully made with black dot paste.
The necklace features a chain of daisy cluster links graduating in size from a 12.5mm to 9mm cluster, interspersed with single paste links – please see images. The daisy chain is terminated with a simple jump ring so that it can be attached to the centre piece. The centre piece measures 35 x 60 mm and features a central oval mother of pearl & paste cluster, surrounded by an ornate frame attached to a solid decorative bar with a hidden brooch fitting. Complete with a drop paste suspended at the base “en tremblant” (in a trembling style).
The detachable centre piece is connected to the chain with a concealed hook. The clasp measures 14mm and is a daisy of paste stones with a push-in clasp. Hallmarked 800 (european silver) together with makers mark (indecipherable) – please see images A stunning versatile piece of jewellery, this necklace would have been worn as an ornate choker and also as a brooch or stomacher. All of the paste are in place – you can see the tiny pin- holes created on verso – to create the black dot in the centre of the paste.
This stunning necklace is beautifully presented in a new black leatherette and velvet box.
During the Georgian era Paste jewellery became very popular as a cheaper alternative to diamonds, it is rare and highly collectable. Paste is a heavy and very transparent flint glass, it is hand-cut & polished with metal powder to give it the fire and brilliance of gemstones.
MEASUREMENTS: Length 16″ / 41 cm, brooch/ stomacher 3.5 x 6cm
WEIGHT: 37 grams
HALLMARKS: 800 & Another makers mark (undecipherable)
CONDITION: Very Good – all stones present
DATE: GEORGIAN (1714 to 1830)
PRODUCT CODE: N062