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Freshwater Pearl Wisteria Pendant Necklace


Composed of freshwater pearls with silver and rose tones, highlighted by rose-cut diamonds, this Art Nouveau gold pendant necklace dates from circa 1900, and is offered with a later-added gold and pearl chain. The gently articulated form is designed as a wisteria blossom with pearl petals hanging from textured striated stems, and highlighted by rose-cut diamond calyxes. Light, elegant and modern-looking, wear it as a necklace suspended from a ribbon, or from this gold and freshwater pearl chain.


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Item #: N-17269
Country: Imported into France
Circa: 1900
Size: 3.75” length, 1.875” maximum width (pendant); 29" length (chain); 32.75 total length (chain with pendant)
Materials: 40 Rose-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.40 carat); 13 Freshwater pearls; 18K Gold; Silver (on the pendant); 8 Freshwater pearls; 18K Gold (on the chain)
Signed: French import mark

The wisteria vine is a beloved Japanese flower. The celebrated Japanese display at the 1867 World Exposition in Paris exerted enormous influence on European art, leading Western fine and decorative artists from Van Gogh to Louis Tiffany to the explore traditional Japanese artistic innovations and motifs.