Necklace and jewelry box
Box: 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 5.7 x 8.3 cm )
Overall (necklace): 11 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1/4 in. (28.6 x 3.2 x 0.6 cm)
Star of David necklace in a silver and gold jewelry box; globe-shaped box with an applied gold Star of David on the top; each point of the star has a trianglar projection that narrows as it curves around the box; smaller star of david applied in the center of the larger; interior of the lid with an applied, woven gold and silver Star of David; interior of the base with an applied gold Star of David and a crown; domed interior cover with, crown, scroll and circular filigree decoration around a Star of David opening; gold chain with trident and y-shaped links attached to a crown pendent with a hanging Star of David; pendent sits inside the domed interior cover; maker's mark stamped on the base.
Gift of Juan Pliego
stamped: on the base: "PLIEGO" below a two-faced Mexican Venus between two scrolls, all in an elongated hexagon between "HANDWROUGHT" and "STERLING"
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