Beautiful handmade vintage 1940's sterling silver, amethyst and turquoise necklace designed and signed by Mexico artist Matilde Poulat. Poulat signed her designs MATL. Necklace measures 20" long and 1 1/2" wide. Each of the 18 panels and clasp is accented with bezel set pyramid and rectangular amethysts and barrel cut turquoise stones. The bottom edges are mounted with turquoise cabs. Fully hallmarked on the reverse. Weight - 155 grams, 5.5 oz. Exquisite condition and gorgeous patina. The 40 amethyst stones are not backed allowing light to travel through, a detail used in Poulats' very early creations. MATL designs are included in the permanent 20th Century Mexican silver collection at Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA.