Silesian iron wire-work predates it's better known successor, Berlin iron, by a decade or two. Made in Gleiwitz, Silesia (nowadays a part of both Poland and Germany), these wonderful iron pieces of jewelry are composed of very fine woven mesh manipulated into various shapes and forms from elaborate bows and frames to very simple chains. This wonderfully unusual piece features floral-themed Silesian ironwork with pendants on either side atop a carved horn comb. Iron is prone to oxidization, for this reason not many of these Silesian iron pieces have survived into the present day. It is also for this reason that you should avoid getting this chain wet and store it in a dry place.
Silesian ironwork, horn
Very good - some oxidation to the iron, particularly on the backside
4 5/8" length, 3 7/8" at the widest point
1714 — 1837
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.