Etruscan Revival Gold and Glass Grapevine Necklace, Castellani, c. 1870, lg. 14 7/8 in., unsigned.
Note: Accompanied by a letter from Wartski, signed by Geoffrey Munn, stating that the necklace is by Castellani.
An identical example is pictured in Castellani and Italian Archaeological Jewelry, Susan Weber Soros and Stefanie Walker, eds., The Bard Graduate Center, New York, November 2004-Februrary 2005, no. 30.
One leaf with tear, not obtrusive. Overall wear, slight bends to leaves. Glass bead loss, several detached but present. Minor dings to gold beads, not obtrusive.
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