Wilson's Estate Jewelry

Castellani Etruscan Revival Enamel 18 Karat Gold Fringe Melos Drop Necklace Circa 1860

$105,000
  • Melos choker necklace comprised of a woven wheat chain suspending three articulated tiers of drops, graduating in size, with floral and gold bead details
  • Accented throughout by blue and green enamel elements; consistent with age, wear, and use
  • With a rich matte gold finish
  • Completed by decorative hook and eye closure designed with meticulous gold bead detailing and scalloped end cap
  • With maker's mark for Castellani
  • Tested as 18 karat gold
  • Circa 1860-1870 similar Castellani piece on display at The British Museum
  • Length: 15 1/4 inches
  • Drop length: 1 1/2 inches
  • Total weight: 67.8 grams
  • Rare. Exceptional. Masterpiece.

 

 

Stock Number: We-4554

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