Inspiration of Italy - Allegorical Silver Chain
Quite long, this mid-20th century hand made Gothic inspired chain displays incredible detailed silver work. The necklace is composed of coin silver (grade just below sterling) medallions representing images associated with the Republic of Florence, Rome and Italy in general.
Standouts are the lion of Florence salient clutching the Fleur-de-Lys, the Roman eagle with SPQR (Senatus Populusque Romanus: The Senate and People of Rome) and a dragon holding a hoop as the chains wends its way through the opening. Cherubs galore and a crusader knight all contribute to a wonderful hand wrought collectible.
Measurements: Chain is 43 inches (109 cm) in length. Width of ornaments varies from 1/4 of an inch (0.6 cm) to 5/8 of an inch (1.7 cm). Weight of 49.1 grams (31.5 dwt).
Hallmarks: Made in Italy.
Condition: Excellent; light wear.
Date & Origin: Circa mid 20th century and is Italian in origin.
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