Antique necklace made of silver plates decorated with Rhinestones (rhinestones), Norman jewel of the 19th century.
Victorian French silver paste necklace in silver. It is composed of 14 silver plates set with paste stones. A flower motif is reproduced on the whole necklace. In the centre there is a larger flower. This element was probably to support a pendant in the form of a cross or Holy Spirit, now missing. This necklace is worn high on the neck. 19th century regional jewel, Normandy, France.
These necklaces were sometimes sewn onto a velvet ribbon. A similar example is reproduced on page 138 of the book Les Bijoux Des Français by Michael Fieggen.
Swan hallmark on the clasp.
Length: 42 cm
Width: 1 cm
Width of central motif : 1.6 cm
Note: the clasp is a later add to the necklace which was then attached with a ribbon
Weight : 42,16 gr