Victorian Necklace Rock Crystal Pendant w/ Molded Purple Glass Bird & Leaves

Victorian Necklace Rock Crystal Pendant w/ Molded Purple Glass Bird & Leaves

This auction is for a Victorian faceted rock crystal pendant with molded purple glass bird and leaves on a long four-strand tiny glass seed bead necklace. The bale and clasp are tarnished silver tone metal, not magnetic, and unmarked.

Condition is very good, as found in an old velvet jewelry case. The necklace has not been cleaned and there is some soil but I see no chips.

The rock crystal pendant (not including the bale) is 1-3/4 inches long and 1-1/4 inches wide. Thickness is approximately 3/8 inches thick. Front is polished flat and the back is faceted convex. Incredible workmanship. The clear portion is rock crystal (tested with a gem tester) and the purple bird and leaves test as glass. The bird definitely appears to be molded. The bird was molded without extended legs or feet, there is nothing missing. The purple glass leaves may be molded or carved, difficult to tell.

The beaded necklace is 27 inches long. The tiny beads are milk white glass with a pearlescent finish that for the most part is still present. In a few areas there is missing finish on these beads.

The old jewelry box/case is included. Please see photos!

Please see photos and thanks for looking.

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