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