Made in the 1970s, this porcelain heart necklace is a very unique treasure.
The large heart is a 1/2" thick porcelain mold with watercolor like baked on metallic luster glazes in rose pink, honey, and silver grey. There are 2 matching large porcelain beads on the necklace and the clear beads with bubbles are Lucite with interior pink canes. The other beads are pearl frosted Lucite. All of the beads are spaced with silver plated metal ball beads and silver-plated metal disk beads.
The heart pendant is rather large at 2" or 50 mm wide. When clasped, the necklace is 17 1/2" or 44 cm long. The largest Lucite beads are 17 mm. The necklace is not signed.
The entire necklace is in pristine clean condition and there are no scratches, scuffs, or loss of luster to the heart or any of the beads. The silver-plated beads have a dark patina from age. The pendant does have a couple of small imperfections. On both sides there is a hairline crack in the clear glaze finish that is faint and barely visible and has been there since the 1970s. It does not compromise the integrity of the heart but it is a slight imperfection. It is only in the clear glaze and not in the porcelain itself. You can see them in my photos, right where the beads meet the heart.
* Check the option box to add a 4" silver metal necklace extender that will allow the necklace to be hooked up to 21 1/2" long.