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Victorian Foster & Bailey Necklace.  This stunning necklace in made in the Etruscan revival style. It is a Victorian necklace made out of a very heavy golf fill. The necklace has a chain with gold graduated  drops all the way around the necklace.  The clasp is original and is in perfect working order. The design of this necklace is simple, however magnificent. The beautiful necklace is signed "Foster & Bailey, it can be worn necklace day or night , which makes it a truly versatile piece. 

Note:  Foster and Bailey was an American silversmith that operated between the years of 1878 and 1898. Prior to that the firm was known as White & Foster, from around 1873 up until 1878.  Between 1898 and 1951 the company continued to operate under the name Theodore W. Foster and Bros, however it used the name "F&B Sterling" hallmark on it's silver as Foster and Baily, which can make it difficult to determine when the piece was made. The firm was based in providence, Rhode Island and made small sterling silver, silver plate, and gold items for the home and personal use, such as hair brushes, compacts, hat brushes, hand mirrors, dresser jars, shoe horns and button hooks. The firm also made jewelry, including lockets, brooches, and earrings.  

This beautiful necklace is a rare example of the fine pieces the firm made. 

 

Measurements: 14" 

Weight: 24.3 grams

Condition: Excellent

Origin: America

Date: Circa 1900

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