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Art Deco sterling silver & marcasite " Bates & Bacon" signed necklace. This stunning piece is made of sterling silver, hallmarked STERLING and B&B makers hallmark. This gorgeous necklace is most definitely a high quality piece. The gorgeous oval and scroll panels are encrusted with expertly hand set rose-cut marcasites . The beautiful necklace also has rectangular panels that are linked together throughout the rest of the necklace with 3 marcasites to each panel. Even the clasp is gorgeous with its set marcasites. This necklace is absolutely stunning when worn, in immaculate condition it would make a beautiful bridal, graduation, or special evening out necklace. A perfect gift or addition to any jewel collection.
Note: Bates & Bacon jewelry manufacturing company( Attleboro, Massachusetts) was a very well known company for their high quality gold filled pocket watch cases as well as gold filled lockets, pocket watch chains, and jewelry. Joseph M. Bates entered into a partnership with George M. Bacon in Attleboro, MA in 1868. The Great Attleboro Fire of 1898 destroyed their factory along with many other prominent jewelry manufacturing companies in a 4 mile radius. A new building went up quickly, being ready for occupancy by August. B&B's Chicago manager was able to boast about the new factory, modern machinery and expected continuation of a good business for the following year. This gorgeous necklace is a fine example of what B&B would have created during the Art Deco era.
Measurements: 16 1/2"
Weight: 29.6 grams
Date: Circa 1920