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Victorian Cat's Eye Operculum Riviere Neckalce

$1,200.00

Victorian Cat's Eye Operculum Riviere Neckalce

$1,200.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1880

An unusual antique riviere necklace set with 15 operculum stones. These curious 'gemstones' (commonly known as cat's eye or shiva's eye) arean anatomical part of the marine snail; operculum literally means "little lid," and they form a sort of trapdoor over the opening in the shell. They're mounted in closed back-silver settings, each one attached to the next with two silver chains.

STONES 

Operculum

MEASUREMENTS 

Wearable Length: 15 inches

Operculum mounts: 1.8 x 1.6cm

WEIGHT 

67.3g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as sterling silver

CONDITION 

Very good, two of the stones near the clasp are cracked

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