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Art Deco Silver & Marcasite Foliate Necklace

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A lovely silver and marcasite (iron pyrites) necklace. It is almost a three dimensional design and is set with a cultured pearl. This piece was the costume jewellery of the 1920s. It imitated it’s superior with sparkling marcasite instead of diamonds.

Written by Olly Gerrish
Date & OriginArt Deco (1920-1935), European
MeasurementsLength 17 in / 43.2 cm
Width of marcasite section 5 in / 12.7 cm
Height 1 in / 2.5 cm
ConditionVery good
Hallmarks935 (for high grade silver)
ProvenanceEuropean