Unique powder blue hand-linked Wahee Blue Opal chain is periodically intercepted with stations of blush pink baroque pearls and pink Mother-of-Pearl quatrefoils to create a gorgeous backdrop for a most charming antique hand-painted enameled pendant. The one-of-a-kind pendant is actually a beautiful Victorian Austro Hungarian gilt silver vinaigrette used in its heyday to ward off the foul odors of the streets and/or as a remedy for faintness when filled with scented vinegar. This hot air balloon shaped vinaigrette with all-over enameled designs of young lovers in a woodland setting - reveals a an elaborate grill work gilt interior with the marks “SG” - presumably that of the Viennese artisan Samuel Goldfarb along with the letter “A”. Given the age of the vinaigrette, it is in remarkably good condition - the latch is in good working order and shuts tightly / no cracks in the still brightly painted enamel - just two very small “flea bites” near the loop / grill-work cap fits snugly and this darling little work of art even contains what appears to be a type of wool cotton underneath the grill. This one-of-a-kind necklace is certain to be a conversation piece.
Size: Necklace measures 27” long / 2.5” drop / Vinaigrette measures 1.36” long X .80”