Amber Necklace , Cristal Cut
Amber Necklace , Cristal Cut
Amber Necklace , Cristal Cut
Amber Necklace , Cristal Cut

Amber Necklace , Cristal Cut

1590 to 1630 Poland

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Wonderfull early 17th. century Red Amber Necklace, Cristal Cut.
Later strung.
Probably owned by a Princess or a very important Lady.
During medieval times amber was the property of the finder. However, the Baltics eventually came under the rule of the Dukes of Pomerania and, later, the Teutonic Knights, who exercised absolute control over all aspects of the amber trade. They even prohibited the unsupervised collection of amber on beaches under penalty of hanging. As late as the 17th century fishermen were obliged to swear the "amber oath," a denunciation of amber smugglers. As the Knight's power waned, guilds became increasingly important players in the amber trade. The guild established in Danzig in 1477 still exists today.

The Great Book Of Amber
ISBN 83-86206-58-6
Page 63
Dimensions
Width 50.00 cm (19.69 inches)
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