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Fabulous Antique Austro-Hungarian Renaissance Revival 900 Silver & Poly Chrome ( white, green & traces of black) Enamel Pelican Pendant .
with two beautiful foiled back Flat cut Garnets & one faceted foiled back Amethyst or pink topaz ,with three Pearl drops.
It is sold with a Silver plated chain
There is no Austro-Hungarian Hallmark but it is consistent with other pieces from that time period and style & many pieces were not signed .
The back is lovely decorated as well with tiny raised flowers
Not signed but Pendant was Tested & Guaranteed 900 Silver
The chain is Silver plated not silver
In ancient Europe it was believed that the pelican would pierce its breast open with its beak and feed its young with its blood making it a symbol of self-sacrifice and resurrection.
The Pelican collects fish and stores them in its bill. When its full, the bird will return to the nest to feed its young.
To empty its bill the Pelican must push its bill against its breast to deliver the food to the young. This may appear that the Pelican is stabbing itself in the breast. Because of this act of self-sacrifice it is often found in depictions of crucifixion, art and literature.
Antique Condition : Beautiful piece despite the enamel loss visible on the photos , consistent with age and love .Still a Beauty.
Dimensions :1.25 inch high or 3.2 cm high total from top of bail to bottom of pearl drop x 0.75 inch wide or 2 cm wide , chain is 18.75 inches or 47.6 cm Long
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