Four Rows Italy

Antique Mediterranean Coral Necklace, Italy Around 1900


€ 1,590.00 *
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Description
In ancient times, the Mediterranean Sea was understood as the garden of the sea god Neptune; the mysterious underwater world was considered a place of danger, but was also full of beauty and treasures. A special treasure of the Mediterranean is the Italian coral. With its wonderfully warm colour, it inspires to this day and exudes a breath of summer - and that at any time of year. Beautiful as the first day, this necklace is made of four rows of genuine Mediterranean coral. The corals have been cut and polished into slightly bulging drums, and then assembled into a necklace. The sensational necklace shows the specific beauty of the genuine precious coral particularly clearly. A clasp made of silver gives the corals a dignified frame. A precious necklace in wonderful quality, created in the years around 1900 and still today a precious eye-catcher.
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The coral has been revered as a sign of good luck since ancient times. From the 17th century, for example, is handed down from Venice, the coral "Portati dovunque l'huomo sia, ò in casa, ò in nave, scaccia le cattive ombre de gli spiriti, sogni, fulmini, venti, e tempeste e gli diffende da ogni assalto di fiere." - "Wherever man goes, whether he is at home or traveling by ship - the coral drives away the evil shadows of the spirits, bad dreams, lightning, winds and thunderstorms, and protects from every adversity." (Isabella Palumbo Fossati Casa: Intérieurs vénitiens à la Renaissance. Maisons, société et culture, Paris 2012, p. 276) In Naples, for example, people still use amulets made of coral to protect themselves against all kinds of evil.
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Four Rows Italy
€ 1,590.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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