This is a delicate but sizeable early Art Deco German vintage pendant necklace. It is beautifully “lacy” being made entirely of open-worked ribbons of silver looping round a centre motif of a flower and leaves. Though floral, the design is also very much like a snowflake.
The flower is set with a single faceted ruby-coloured stone (possibly genuine but not tested) with quality marcasites set in the petals and surrounding leaves. The silver has a dainty millegrain finish with fine workmanship throughout.
The reverse of the pendant is stamped “935” (a German silver standard higher than serling) with an unidentified maker’s mark of a sitting dog. I have not been able to identify this maker.
From the flat links, I would say the chain is about the same age as the pendant (1920s to ’30s) but not original to it. A link by the clasp is marked “835” and “K&L” for Kordes and Lichtenfels of Pforzheim (still in business today). The pendant is 3 cm (1.2″) in diameter and alone weighs 4 grams. The chain is 44 cm (17.5″) long.
Both the pendant and chain are in very good vintage condition with no missing marcasites, the only issue being an outside loop (bottom left) knocked out of shape – not very noticeable and probably an easy fix for a jeweller. They have not been cleaned.