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.835 Silver Art Nouveau Swag Necklace Thrift Shop Find $1.25

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    Posted 6 years ago

    Efesgirl
    (1013 items)

    This is my big find for today, and I am especially pleased because the thrift shop employees had no clue where to find the silver marks, of which there are three...on the last loop of the chain...so this was hung together with the costume necklaces. The stone is most likely deep red glass.

    Geez, it even LOOKS like silver....

    This is an old one and the silver marks are a bugger to read. There is the mark which looks like an old fashioned keyhole frame with the number 2 inside. There is the silver mark for .835 silver - ZII. The third mark are the initials of the silversmith. I think it's "BO". Not sure yet.
    Thanks for looking/loving, everybody.
    ~Bonnie~

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    Comments

    1. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      I think the name of your necklace is a swag necklace, I would say it is from the art nouveau period.
    2. martika martika, 6 years ago
      Great find!!! :)
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Jean - THAT'S it! Thanks.
    4. NevadaBlades, 6 years ago
      So, are you supposed to swagger down the street, then, when you wear this?!!?..... Never mind, I'm just acting the fool..... lol.
      Lovely piece, really. [;>)))
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      NB - LOL c'mere so's I can slap ya....

      :-)))))
    6. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      NevadaBlades, you are probably right about swaggering down the road, with a swag necklace, that may be were it got its name from, you never know.
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      NB/Jean, from the dictionary:

      http://www.dictionary.com/browse/swag

      Swag:
      A suspended wreath, garland, drapery, or the like, fastened up at or near each end and hanging down in the middle; festoon.
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      I was only joking Bonnie, lol.
    9. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Hahaha jean! I will post the very next swagger stick I come across. :-)))))
    10. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Whoops, please don't slap me, it was NevadaBlades who brought it up, lol.
    11. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Jean - NB is always looking for trouble....he's looking in the right place, hahaha!

      :-))))
    12. melaniej melaniej, 6 years ago
      I piece I would wear often Bonnie.
      Great find!
      Beautiful necklace.
    13. davyd286, 6 years ago
      Festoon is a more common name for it; it's the same as swag but sounds fancier and does not inspire so many jokes :)
    14. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      Absolutely beautiful!!!!
    15. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      davyd286 - I will be festooning myself with this necklace...!

      Thanks to all for your comments/loves!
    16. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 6 years ago
      Hiya. Your necklace is German, in the historical style. It's probably Bohemian garnet in the setting, its pretty standard for this style. Rings, bracelets & necklaces are common. Circa 1900. It looks like the chain has been polished but the spacers & drop not. This makes it look like the chain is not original - but it's completely right for the piece. Kyra might know more about this style, she'd see it about.
    17. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Hi Jewels1900 - thanks for the info. Not surprised that it's German, as I live 15 min from the border. There are no Dutch hallmarks (I'm in Holland), so I eliminated that idea right away . I haven't done anything to it in the way of polishing - it is just as I bought it from the shop ,with the exception of polishing the last link where the marks are stamped. Kyra's already seen it. :-)))
    18. lentilka11, 6 years ago
      I envy you girl!
    19. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      lentilka11 - sometimes I am lucky. :-)

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