The bottom pendant measures 2 and 1/2" by 1 and 3/4". The chain measures just under 1/2 wide.
Closure/Clasp Type: The necklace is long enough to go over the head, however still has a spring clasp. Link Type: Intricately designed chain pieces that includes fleur de lis patterns, floral patterns, lions, north wind faces, as well as much more. Pendant Type: Baby Jesus in swaddling cloth with a vine/leaf border.
Notable Features: The necklace was made by famed Italian Master silversmith Fratelli Coppini. His jewelry is known worldwide in museums for it's Neo-Classical style and rarity. Victorian, Swaddled Baby Jesus, Fleur de lis and floral patterns. This listing is for the item only. This beautiful piece was made during the Victorian Period!
This era is famous for its rare and elegant designs. The name comes from the ruling monarch of the time, Queen Victoria. 800 silver, also called coin silver, is made out of silver coins used in European countries pre-1940. During this time period, it was easier for jeweler and silversmiths to use coins that were already guaranteed at a certain purity, than using another form of silver and having to guess at the purity level.The Grand Tour was the standard European vacation of the Georgian and Victorian eras. The opportunity it gave for studying culture, architecture and art made it a tradition, especially for the upper classes. And what better souvenir of this long trip than pieces of native souvenir jewelry such as Italian cameo, mosaic and pietra dura pieces. Pieces often also had historical inspirations from the remnants of Pompeii to the pyramids of Egypt, cultural learning was a focal point of the grand tour, the process of remembrance spilled over into jewelry souvenirs. Jewelry from the late 1700's and early 1800's can be characterized by typical shapes and ornamentation which are highly inspired by the classical themes of ancient Greece and ancient Rome.
Roughly we can place the neoclassical era in the 1760 to 1830 timeframe, with some variation in motifs during the evolution of the style. Please take this into consideration before.The item "Antique Vintage Victorian Sterling 800 Silver Fratelli Coppini Jesus Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, September 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.