The coral beads 19th century or earlier, the silver caps mid 20th century
Genuine undyed natural coral with 0.925 silver caps
Length (from clasp to clasp): 50 cm / 20 in
From a Illinois, USA collection
Weight: 59.266 grams
Very old Chinese salmon red natural coral beads had been re-stranded in the mid-20th century and fitted with sterling silver caps to make this lovely necklace. The beads have a charming age-worn appearance and looks very old. The individual beads range from 6 mm to 4 mm in diameter.
Condition report: perfect antique condition with no observed flaws. [Please view all photos carefully. The images accompanying this lot is part of the condition report.]