Description

    Antique Etruscan Revival Peridot, Ruby, Gold Necklace, Successori Marchesini, circa 1870
    The necklace features graduated round-cut peridot weighing a total of approximately 25.00 carats, enhanced by round-cut rubies weighing a total of approximately 1.80 carats, set in 18k gold, with an applied plaque marked Successori Marchesini. Gross weight 57.20 grams.
    Length: 15-3/4 inches

    Property of a California Collector

    *According to the Annuario Commerciale e Industriale for Florence of 1869, the firm of Niccola Marchesini, had shops at 9 via de Tornabuoni and 8-9 Ponte Vecchio. The Murray Guides to Rome record them as 'Court Jewellers' at 138 Corso in 1875 and they were still flourishing in 1900.


    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Successori Marchesini
    Gem Type: Peridot, Ruby
    Gem Average Clarity: Fine
    Gem Shape: Round
    Gem Count: 51 - 75
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: This is a rare example to find of Etruscan Revival Period jewelry. The necklace is handcrafted in an archaeological style, showcasing not only vibrantly colored gems, but the fine filigree and granulation techniques which were inspired by the jewels discovered in ancient Etruscan tombs unearthed in Italy in the 1800s.


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