Made in the late 1970s or early 1980s, this Egyptian Revival style necklace is a most unusual collar necklace. The necklace is made of carved wood beads finished with satin metallic paint in deep Lapis blue. The collar has 5 pyramid or trapezoid pendants spaced by polished gold metal arches. The rest of the necklace is made of medium round beads about 12 mm each, with four gold metal band beads.
The necklace is 19" or 48 cm long and is finished with a large gold metal lobster clasp. The trapezoids are 1 3/8" or 3.2 cm long x 1" or 2.5 cm wide at the bottoms. Unsigned, the entire necklace is in microscopically clean condition and has been very well cared for. There are no signs of age or wear except for some scant and tiny light microscopic scratches on the tops of 2 of the trapezoids. Because the Lapis finish is lightly marbled, the scratches blend in and are not noticeable.
Comes gift wrapped and shipped in a new presentation jewelry box.