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This fiery 18K yellow gold Georgian necklace of cannetille work folds around your neck as a gentle swirling summer breeze. Every of these 15 degrading rectangular cut citrines gleam out of their granule topped setting fused on a scintillating corona of filigree, entirely composed with tendrils, scrolls, granules and spirals. Although this delicate necklace looks as ethereal as lace, still how clear it is that it will never loose its glory and it will keep on outstanding the test of time.
Antique jewelry object group: necklace
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of French origin.
Style: Georgian - Georgian style is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of styles current between 1720 and 1840. It is eponymous for the first four British monarchs of the House of Hanover—George I of Great Britain, George II of Great Britain, George III of the United Kingdom, and George IV of the United Kingdom—who reigned in continuous succession from August 1714 to June 1830.
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Period: ca. 1820
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Material: 18K yellow gold
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Technique: Filigree (formerly written filigrann or filigrane) is a delicate kind of jewel work made with twisted threads usually of gold and silver or stitching of the same curving motifs. It often suggests lace and French from 1660 to the late 19th century. It should not be confused with ajoure jewellery work; while both have many open areas, filigree involves threads being soldered together to form an object and ajoure involves holes being punched, drilled, or cut through an existing piece of metal. (from: Wikipedia)
cannetille: This specific filigree technique, which is the technique of twisting or plaiting a thin gold wire into refined motifs, was popular in traditional Spanish and Portuguese jewellery. It became hugely popular in London and Paris in the 1830’s.
Precious stones: 15 citrines
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Birthstones: Citrine is the birthstone (or month stone) for November.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: length 46,50 cm (18,31 inch)
Weight: 72,00 gram (46,30 dwt)
Reference Nº: 14171-0037
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