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Early Victorian Harlequin Gemstone and Paste Necklace

$2,100

This early Victorian multicolored gemstone and paste necklace features an array of gems arranged in an esoteric color pattern. This style of jewelry featuring a riot of hues is called "harlequin" meaning multicolored. It takes its moniker from the character, Harlequin, in commedia dell'arte who wore a brightly colored and wildly patterned costume. The floral and scalloped shaped pendant features green pastes, citrines, sapphires, rubies and amethysts mounted in 10k gold with closed settings on a 15" 9k gold chain.

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  • Materials

    10k gold, pastes, garnets, citrines, sapphires, rubies, amethysts, 9k chain.

  • Age

    c. 1840

  • Condition

    Very good - originally the pendant was probably part of a larger piece of jewelry.

  • Size

    2 1/8 x 7/8" pendant, 15" chain.

Victorian

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VictorianEra

18371901

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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