A very fine Retro period lariat style necklace with tassels from France during the mid 20th century. The piece comprises of two tubular link chains in 18 karat gold, terminating with a pair of tassels in the centre of the necklace. The tassels each have eighteen strands of woven gold 'ropes' which dance with movement when worn. The piece is secured with a 'bolt ring' style clasp and safety chain with additional bolt ring for added security. There are French gold hallmarks on this piece, indicating purity of the gold, however the further hallmarks, likely indicating the maker, are unfortunately indiscernible. This necklace is a fine example of the retro gold jewellery produced in France from the 1940s through to the 1960s.
Total length internally - 43.5cm
Total weight - 49.01 grams
Independent appraisal values the piece at $11,272