Victorian Paste and Silver open backed Riviere
Victorian Paste and Silver open backed Riviere
Victorian Paste and Silver open backed Riviere
Victorian Paste and Silver open backed Riviere
Victorian Paste and Silver open backed Riviere
Victorian Paste and Silver open backed Riviere
Victorian Paste and Silver open backed Riviere
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Victorian Paste and Silver open backed Riviere

A glorious necklace epitomising the classic Riviere style popularised in the Georgian period.

This later example has the “ endless” line of matched aquamarine /blue topaz paste gems mounted in a pretty crimped claw setting and strung together by a double-linked chain.

Unlike the original Georgian necklets, this Riviere is open backed which enhances the sparkle of the paste.

A silver S hook clasp has been added to join the necklace's ends with a large link riding on a fine belcher like a chain.

The addition of a silver chain or the option of a fine velvet ribbon gives an extra length so that the piece can be worn as a flat necklace as well as a choker style which was the original way.

The condition is very good.

Circa 1860.

Metal: Silver.

Stones: 31 Aquamarine / Blue Topaz paste. Tops are starburst facetted and the verso are rose cut.

Total length: 41.5 cm with s clasp   9.85 mm diameter of paste

Total weight: 29.8 gm

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