Antique Silver Ottoman Necklace


This is a rare late 19th century necklace called Kirdan or Gerdanlik from the western Black Sea coastal region. The necklace has three tiers. The first is snake or dragon shaped element. This is strung on a mesh strand. The element in the middle has green enamel and garnet colored cabochons. The mid tier is another repousse element and the final tier is boteh shaped dangles with hand repousse in the shape of a flower. The lower part has a big repousse medallion in the shape of St. George slaying the dragon. This element is missing its dangles. The whole necklace tests positive for low grade silver and has a faint gold wash. It closes by tying the mesh fabric ends.

  • Low grade silver, glass, and enamel
  • Length: 69 cm (27")
  • The central medallion: 5 cm (2") across
  • Weight: 77 g

*Anteeka offers one of a kind, vintage and antique jewelry from around the world. These are authentic vintage and antique pieces that may bear some light imperfections, which we find, only add to their charm!

This item ships from Israel and is ready to ship within 1 to 3 business days from order date.

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