Sea Treasure

Fine Seed Pearl Choker with early Victorian Clasp, circa 1840 & later


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Description
Figural clasps for necklaces and bracelets made of gold came into fashion around the year 1840. The soft, flared skirts of the time were padded and offered protection to the ladies' wrists and thus to their arm jewellery. In addition, the hair fashion of the time left the neck free and so these clasps on the arm and neck could be shown off to excellent effect. Popular designs were shaped like the head of a snake, whose mouth could hold the other side of the clasp. Hands were also popular, intertwined or holding objects. The clasp used here is designed in the shape of a dolphin. A setting of red garnets and sky blue turquoises reflects the taste for colourful gemstones so pronounced at the time. The sculptural, voluminous shapes of the gold are also typical. A similar clasp, but in snake form, can be found in Brigitte Marquardt: Jewellery. Klassizismus und Biedermeier 1780-1850, Munich 1983, cat. 171. The rear part of the clasp was renewed in recent times to give it more stability. Probably on this occasion, the 14 strands of fine white seed pearls were added, which today accompany the clasp. Being of 36 cm length when worn, the necklace is of choker length.
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Sea Treasure
€ 2,980.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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