15K Yellow Gold and Garnet Cannetille Necklace ca 1830s-40s

$51,200.00 USD

This rich Georgian necklace/brooch set with sumptuous garnets into 15K yellow gold is in pristine condition.

The intricately detailed, hand-fabricated, coiled wire work is referred to as cannetille, named after the gold embroideries of the Napoleonic years.

  • A necklace and a cross style brooch that can also be worn as one.
  • The square, oval and rectangular shape garnets are foil-backed and accented by small seed pearls.
  • We attribute this piece of jewelry to the late-Georgian period (late 1830’s - early 1840’s)
  • Accompanied by the original fitted leather box.

Marking
No original marks. Likely from England. Tests 15K yellow gold.

Measurements/Weight
Necklace: 17 3/4 in. (45 cm) and weight 20.2 DWT (31.4 grams)
Brooch: 1.75 x 1.75 in. (4.4 x 4.4 cm) and weight 6.2 DWT (9.6 grams)
T.W.: 26.4 DWT (41 grams)

Wear
Very good condition. Wear consistent with age and use.