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Antique French Indochina Silver Necklace ETJ54

$995.00

This charming antique silver necklace was made by a renowned jeweler living in the capital of Laos, Vientiane, previously occupied by the French (1893-1953). The necklace consists of dozens of mango shaped links, each topped by a leafy flourish and a single mango blossom.

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Mangoes, with their luscious, fleshy form have strong associations with fertility in Asia. Jewelry associated with traditional weddings and brides often incorporated mango motifs.

The initials RA are engraved on the clasp, which are the maker’s initials. It is in excellent condition and is made of solid 96.5% silver

Characteristics
Length: 40cm, 15.7 in
Width: 2.5cm, 1 in
Weight: 78grams /2.75 oz.
Period: Early 20th century
Provenance: Vientiane, Laos

 

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