Jill Garber Couture

19 th. C. Gilded Raphael's Angels Hand Painted Portrait Necklace with Amethyst & Pearls

This Rococo style drop necklace features a pristine nineteenth century miniature porcelain depicting the angels from "Sistine Madonna" painted by Raphael Sanzio and commissioned in 1512 by Pope Julius II. Measuring 3.25" x 2.63", this museum quality porcelain enamel depiction, is meticulously mounted within an engraved frame edged in delicate silver beadwork.

Elaborate chaining has been uniquely constructed using a combination of links that include antique nineteenth century Austro Hungarian sterling silver with gold vermeil. Each of these contain an original old cut faceted Amethyst. Additional links are hand crafted with 6 mm freshwater pearls interspersed between 8 x 10 mm oval Amethyst cabochons. The remarkable Amethyst clasp belongs to the Austro Hungarian suite which date to the mid 1800's. Beneath the porcelain is a large matching Austro Hungarian chandelier drop with a 17 mm round old cut Amethyst at its center. A freshwater pearl button completes this divine drop.

Austria-Hungary - often referred to as the Austro-Hungarian Empire or the Dual Monarchy in English language sources, was a constitutional union of the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary that existed from 1867 to 1918.

• Antique nineteenth century porcelain depicting angels from Raphael's Sistine Madonna measuring 3.50" x 2.75"
• Four - 8 x 10 mm Amethyst cabochons
• Six 10 x 12 mm old cut oval faceted Amethyst
• Nine 6 mm Freshwater pearl buttons
• Approximately 17 mm old cut faceted round Amethyst drop
• Original antique nineteenth century Austro Hungarian links and clasp
• Overall length 20"
• Handcrafted in sterling silver with signature patina in our studio