Posted 3 years ago
I bought this last week on EBay which I don’t often do. And when I have recently, it’s been disastrous!
It is marked Sterling on the back of one of the bells. No other mark. Measures about 14-7/8” and weighs 26 grams. I call them bells but maybe they have another name...are linked together.
I knew it had some “patina” when I ordered it. LOL...it was pretty nasty. Then as I started cleaning, noticed it had corrosion on some of the bells towards the back. Was so disappointed and thought how could that be on sterling? Then got on the Internet and did some reading as to how that can happen and what to do. Ammonia...I don’t have that at my house. But my husband is a car geek. He had metal polish for corrosion removal so I tried a tiny bit with a Q-Tip. It disappeared and restored the finish. I was amazed!
I believe I saw a costume Trifari necklace that looked similar in design to this a yr or so ago. I don’t think it was sterling. My necklace has no other mark on it, so I’m clueless as to who made it. Does it appear to be late 20’s to early 30’s to ya’ll as I’m thinking or am I off base?
As always, your comments are always appreciated.