Antique Rare Berlin Iron Musical Motif Necklace

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Like a ruffle, the perfect and rare Berlin Iron Lyre necklace is a dramatic and historic display. A very similar necklace is included in the book of rare Berlin Iron and Cut Steel Jewellery by Anne Clifford. That piece is now on exhibit in a church in St. Laurent, France. It was forged in the early 1800's, the period when Germany was trading iron jewelry for gold due to its dire economic condition after the war with Napolean. Each link holds a small cameo of iron backed with mirrored steel. There are anchors for loyalty, roses, birds with forget me nots, and classical portraits. Berlin iron jewelry holds strong historic value and has always been rare. Most examples are in museum collections in Europe. This necklace, a collectors dream, is a wonder to behold and in excellent condition. This was my necklace that I held to look at for three years before releasing. I offer a pair of earrings that match it, that were a separate discovery last year. Do inquire about them Measurements 15 1/2 inches of iron each link graduated from1 inch to 1 5/8 inches in height. From the Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection Condition immaculate
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Creator
Glorious Antique Jewelry
Of the Period
Napoleon III
Place of Origin
Germany
Date of Manufacture
c.1820-30
Period
1820-1829
Other Characteristics
Berlin Iron and Mirrored Steel Cameos
Metal
Berlin Iron
Condition
Excellent. Excellent.
Dealer Location
Hastings on Hudson, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
J11111032518
Glorious Antique Jewelry
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Glorious Antique Jewelry
P.O. Box 444
Hastings on Hudson NY 10706
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(347) 934-4847