Antique Dutch Silver

Antique Arts & Crafts Amethyst Dutch Silver Filigree Cannetille Pendant Necklace

Antique Arts & Crafts Amethyst Dutch Silver Filigree Cannetille Pendant Necklace
Antique Arts & Crafts Amethyst Dutch Silver Filigree Cannetille Pendant Necklace
Antique Arts & Crafts Amethyst Dutch Silver Filigree Cannetille Pendant Necklace
Antique Arts & Crafts Amethyst Dutch Silver Filigree Cannetille Pendant Necklace
Antique Arts & Crafts Amethyst Dutch Silver Filigree Cannetille Pendant Necklace
Antique Arts & Crafts Amethyst Dutch Silver Filigree Cannetille Pendant Necklace
Antique Arts & Crafts Amethyst Dutch Silver Filigree Cannetille Pendant Necklace
Antique Arts & Crafts Amethyst Dutch Silver Filigree Cannetille Pendant Necklace
Antique Arts & Crafts Amethyst Dutch Silver Filigree Cannetille Pendant Necklace

Antique Arts & Crafts Amethyst Dutch Silver Filigree Cannetille Pendant Necklace   Antique Arts & Crafts Amethyst Dutch Silver Filigree Cannetille Pendant Necklace
Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection. Silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear, no dents or misshapen spots.

Amethyst has glossy sheen with no chips or surface wear. Clasp is secure and original (with original safety chain). 16" with pendant dropping another 3 1/2" below.

Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special story. Mark at clasp shows necklace is Dutch made and part of the Arts & Crafts movement. Focal point is intricate filigree and canetille silverwork of generously sized pendant that catches and casts light beautifully and punctuated by purple amethyst. Delicate drops give piece subtle movement and sway when worn.

Bold in silhouette, pendant is solidly made yet fairly thin and lays flush when worn. On the Arts & Crafts Movement. The Arts and Crafts period emerged at the turn of the century as a reaction against the industry and machinery that had begun to infiltrate culture, arts, and design. Proponents of the Arts and Crafts Movement argued true art and true craftsmanship must be done by an artisan, not by a machine or by an assembly line of people.

They believed that the original creative endeavor of an individual artisan would bring its own distinct pleasure, not only to the working class makers but to the person wearing it. Cannetille is like filigree, but more three dimensional. Formed from incredibly thin wires or sheets of silver or gold, cannetille is ornate and textural, creating plenty of play with light. The technique emerged during the Georgian era and has been used in jewelry ever since. _gsrx_vers_1326 GS 8.4.1 (1326). This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.
  • Brand: Unbranded
  • Type: Necklace
  • Department: Women
  • Era: Art Nouveau (1895-1910)
  • Color: Silver
  • Style: Pendant
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Main Stone Color: Purple
  • Jewelry Department: Fine
  • Vintage: Yes

Antique Arts & Crafts Amethyst Dutch Silver Filigree Cannetille Pendant Necklace   Antique Arts & Crafts Amethyst Dutch Silver Filigree Cannetille Pendant Necklace