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Rare Edwardian "Charles Horner"enamel & pearl necklace. This wonderful post Edwardian (1913 assay) necklace is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked with the British assay for sterling silver. Featuring beautiful enamel , genuine blister pearl and quality silver-work. The necklace is designed with a central medallion with lovely white, red and green enamel work, with smaller marquise shaped panels leading up to a durable curb chain. The necklace has a delicate filigree medallion joining the necklace ,simulating a butterfly with red and green enamel work giving the appearance of red coral and green cabochon emeralds. The clasp is a spring ring clasp in perfect working order. This style of necklace by Charles Horner is very unusual and rare, this is the only one I have had the pleasure to see in person. Presenting itself as feminine, and charming, this wonderful Antique treasure looks stunning when worn, truly a very special piece to be enjoyed and worn for many years to come.
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) 17" Drop 2 3/4" Total necklace 19 3/4"
Stone Size: Pearl 3mm
Weight: 10.8 grams
Origin: England , Chester
Date: 1912 ( date on back of pendant)