Luxury Design, Past & Present
Inspired by designs from Hans Holbein the Younger, Holbeinesque jewelry dates to 1860-1870, during the Renaissance Revival period of jewelry design. This English necklace is a magnificent quality example worthy of any fine museum collection. Centered by a large cabochon Garnet, accented with 12 rose cut Diamonds & one Old Mine Cut Diamond & a cluster of Natural Pearls, the delicate red, green & blue Enamel work brings out the richness of the Renaissance period. Fashioned in 15K Yellow Gold, it is further enhanced by delicate engraved scroll work on the back where you will find space for a picture or precious lock of a loved ones hair. The necklace still has it's original fitted box, making it even more special. Please note that there is considerable damage to the box but the necklace itself is in pristine condition. The chain portion measures 16 1/4", the pendant portion including the curved enameled bar at the top & the Pearl cluster at the bottom measures 2 5/8" long and the Garnet, Diamond & Enamel oval pendant section is about 7/8" wide. The piece weighs 25.64 grams. Completely correct to the period, this piece is a beautiful wearable jewel for the serious antique jewelry collector.