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Baroque Pearl & Blue Bead French 1950s Necklace

Baroque Pearl & Blue Bead French 1950s Necklace

USD$650.00

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Maker

Louis Rousselet?

Size

Up to 16" x 1/2"

Condition

Excellent

Date

1950s

Marks

None

Reference

Similar necklace in Moro p. 68

This elegant French necklace in the style of Louis Rousselet has elongated faux baroque pearls separated by clusters of small, round faux pearls and blue-glass beads. It has an adjustable hook-and-tail closure. I have other pieces by and in the style of this maker — scroll down to see them.

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