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Edwardian "Charles Horner" guilloche sterling silver & enamel lavaliere necklace. This wonderful Edwardian (post) necklace is crafted from sterling silver, British hallmarks for sterling, date & maker (Charles Horner) . Featuring exquisite enamel work, a genuine blister pearl and quality silver work. The enamel work on this wonderful collectors piece is delicate and feminine, silvery grey background with a sweet little blue "forget-me knot" flowers with green leaves framed in a crescent moon shaped sterling frame. There is a smaller little disc with silver enamel and flower petals which adds lovely additional detail to this necklace. The central part of the Crescent moon shape has three rows of silver with an expertly bezel set white blister pearl . The central medallion has two dangles with two silver beads , adding movement and interest to this fantastic piece. The clasp is original and in perfect working order. Charles Horner is highly collectable, these amazing pieces are getting more difficult to find in this fine condition. Truly a perfect unique gift or addition to any jewelry collection.
Note: Charles Horner( 1837-1896) was an English jeweller and founder of the Halifax jewellery business Charles Horner of Halifax. The company was known for silver thimbles, silverware, tableware, clocks and jewellery. The company closed in 1952. Charles Horner pieces are highly collectible. This particular pendant is a wonderful example of the fine pieces that were made.
Measurements: Necklace (wearable length) 15 3/4 Drop: 3" Total length 18 3/4"
Stone Size: Blister pearl 5mm
Weight: 6.4 grams
Origin: England , Chester
Date: 1913 (dated)