Austro-Hungarian Enamel Egg Vinaigrette Blue Chalcedony Pearls Filigree Necklace - Brezza Dolce III Necklace
Delicate powder blue hand-linked chalcedony chain is periodically intercepted with stations of creamy pearls flanking a gold vermeil filigree connector to create a gorgeous backdrop for a most charming antique hand-painted enameled egg scent locket. The one-of-a-kind pendant is actually a beautiful Victorian (c. 1860) 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 wool cotton.
The charming little egg shaped vinaigrette with a gilded trelliage design - reveals an elaborate gilt grill work interior when opened. There appear to be numerous small markings which may include the maker’s mark along the interior rim. The only marking that is easily distinguishable is the small letter “A” - the control mark for Austria. Given the age of the vinaigrette, it is in fairly good condition - the latch is in good working order and shuts tightly / no cracks in the still delicately painted enamel - just numerous small “flea bites” / grill-work cap is in place and fits snugly.
This charming one-of-a-kind necklace is certain to be a conversation piece.
Shown displayed with the Alicia Choker Necklace.
Necklace measures 32.25 inches long / 1.75 inch drop.
Vinaigrette measures .96 inches long X .60 inches wide.