Late Victorian Sparkling Paste Swag Necklace
Item No. NMV1200703
A late Victorian sterling silver swag necklace set with gorgeous sparkling Old Mine-cut close-backed white paste stones. The pastes are in excellent condition, and all are sparkly and pretty. Circa 1880.
It is the foil backing that gives paste stones and closed-back pieces their unique beauty. This foil is prone to breakage and disintegration and is almost never replaceable. It is very moisture-sensitive: to clean, use only a soft, dry brush and cloth. Never immerse in water or cleaning solution.
Necklace is 17" long, and central swag is 3 1/2" long