Heraldic Family Crest Book Chain Necklace Large Statement High Society Aristocracy Bronze Gold Enamel Vintage
A very cool necklace measuring 18" long from end to end when lying down flat. It features a large Shield Shaped Crest - a heraldic pendant. The colors in the center are enamel. Red/white/blue - very patriotic. The lovely pendant has a wonderful old patina, it is golden or gilded metal, perhaps bronze with a guilding or ormulu finish. The chain is a fabulous old bookchain.
The pendant was likely a pin that someone decided to use as a pendant. It doubles up and can be used as a pin, however, there is no real mechanism for detaching the chain from the brooch/pendant. You will figure out how to work this.