This superb Antique Georgian “Flemish Heart” pendant is made in silver dating from 1814-1831; it is very collectible and still wearable, very difficult to find in such good condition, a fine example of the skill and the craftsmanship of the jewelers of this period.
The pendant is bearing a French silver hallmark used between 1814 and 1831; in this period Belgium was occupied by the Frenches.
The Pendant consists from three hinged elements in stylized foliated and flower design set with 74 rose-cut diamonds of various shapes; and two larger rose-cut diamonds in closed back foiled settings embellishing the pendant.
The pendant is in very good original condition, with a beautiful patina, it still has on the back, the original two bars which are used to wear the pendant suspended on a ribbon.
Period: Antique Georgian 1814-1831.
Origin: France / Belgium; in this period Belgium has been occupied by the Frenches. Belgium became independent in 1830.
Diamonds: One peer-shape glistening rose-cut diamond measuring 7, 4 mm x 5, 1 mm, and one round shape glistening rose-cut diamond measuring 4, 4 mm diameter and 74 smaller glistening rose-cut diamonds of various shapes.
Material: Silver, weighing 17.1 gram, bearing a French hallmark used in the years 1814-1831.
Measurements: Total length 6 cm (2.36 inches), the largest element is 5.3 cm wide (2.08 inches), the heart is 4.2 cm long (1.65 inch) and 3.4 cm wide (1.33 inch).