A beautiful and stylish necklace dating to around 1860. It has a pear shaped coral cabochon suspended below floral diamond motifs, all set in yellow gold with a yellow gold chain. 15.7g
The intricacy of this piece, that is so typical of Spanish jewellery, stems from the strong Moorish influence in many parts of Spain. The Moors ruled most of the Iberian Peninsula for seven centuries, and their legacy is still visible in many aspects of Spanish culture, including the complex arabesques and other intricate motifs found so frequently in Spain’s jewellery. Precious coral or red coral is found at several Atlantic sites near the Strait of Gibraltar and off the coast of Southern Portugal.
Condition: Minor repairs to the reverse.
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