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Art Deco Vintage Sterling Silver + Solid 18k Gold Heavy Cable Necklace By S&r For Sale
Features: This is very niceolder vintage super heavy double necklace choker. Made of sterling silverand solid 18K Gold (consisting of a significant amount ofa heavy fastening portion and stoppers and 6inner beads soldered to hold double cables). Likely made in the 1930's( at least, long PRE-dating Yurman's designs) . Beautifully hand crafted by unknown maker "S&R". Has very impressive smith workkmanship in an eye catching 'arts and crafts' art deco (earlier modernist) double cable well detailed horse hook design. Similar to David Yurman's designsas he was very much inspired by these earlier crafters yet better than his modernsit type cable designs with workmanship much older with better detail (and evenmore generous with the goldthan of Yurman's, based on similar loose ends I weighed as a jeweler). Not knocking David Yurman's types asme and myfamily and collectedmany of hisdesigns and admire his work as well .Necklace choker is very super heavy and among heaviest I ever weighed. Weighs:101 grams of which a little over12 grams in solid 18K gold , (as a jeweler, estimation's based on weighing similar loose pieces of same size , weight, and mass). It was very well kept and in excellent condition. sale starting price is very reasonbly low, based on precious metal value, especially in a well crafted and very impressive colllectible fine jewelry product
Fitting and Measurements: Will fit most up to a size 15 1/3 inch neck just fine. Shut, inner circumference is 15 1/2 inches . Widths: Combined cable width a little over 1/3 inch (as in 10 mm) . 18K gold horse hook portion is up to 2/3 inch, a little over 1/2 inch, averaging about 1/2 inch.
Hallmarks and Marks: As shown in 7th photo "18K, STERLING" preceeded with maker's mark "S&R".Marks are on raised cartouche (as the raised cartouchewas veryoften used among earlier 1900's jewelry crafters) . Viamuchresearch team work, we have not yet been able tointentifymaker with absolute certainty but may be that of Sayre and Richards Co . There were only a fewother jewelry designerswhom used the S&R markbut were all ruled out due to theyall use thelater 925 markwith different style fonts and none of them marked on the older raised cartouche.
Guarantee: As a jeweler and retired precious metals testing specialist for refinery, I re-assure that it will test both sterling silver with ALL gold tone portions testing solid 18K gold (as assayed marked) or total refund. I routinely test, prior to listing, regardless of what's marked.
PossibleMaker:Sayre and Richards Co., New York, NY. Although, established in 1770 and ended in 1813 but only ended withproducing flatware and holloware products. After the death of both founders John Sayre and Thomas Richards, firmbegan craftingjewelryduring the earlier 'arts and crafts' era movementfrom 1870's up until the 1930's . After the late 1930's, firmbecame none active with producing products, actually becoming amoney lending pawn shop as confirmedat: you'll find the firmnever bother filing with USTO since the year 1770. (Like much of the older crafters, many of them never filing at all).
Would make a nice gift. Or, own it yourself and invest in necklace chokerand appreciatethe compliments you'll getas its antiquity value and silver value continues to increase even more so over time.
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Art Deco Vintage Sterling Silver + Solid 18k Gold Heavy Cable Necklace By S&r: $697