Today I am selling an impressive Edwardian 935 silver pendant. It was most likely made in Germany and incorporates several styles, including early 19th century naturalistic, the flowing Art Nouveau, and the sparkly white and silver that dominated the early 20th century. The 3 dimensional pendant is roughly diamond shaped with traditional five petal flowers at the top and bottom, while trumpet flowers graces the sides. Curving leaves fill out the space in the middle and hide the stems. A random vine like border pulls the design together. Studded all over the flowers, leaves, and vines in fitted settings are clear, bright round paste stones in various sizes. They shine all the brighter due to the contrast with the almost black patina of the 935 silver. On the back you can see the main stem going up the middle of the pendant and there are even carved designs on the flowers and leaves.An asymmetrical, elongated bail is attached to the loop at the top, and is also covered in paste stones on darkened silver. It is partially stamped '935' on the side of the bail.
CONDITION: Very good for its age. There are two stones missing, both behind the top petals of the flower below the bail. Due to the fact that the petals cover the area, it is only noticeable when the pendant is tilted. All of the other paste stones are intact and almost all are still bright. Only a few of the smallest stones have dulled slightly. I believe they are all original to the piece since they match and fit perfectly in their settings. The 935 silver has tarnished uniformly almost to black on the front except for a couple of brownish spots that can only be seen close up. The silver is less tarnished on the back.
CIRCA: 1900s to 1910s
MEASUREMENTS: almost 3 3/16 inches long including bail and 1 11/16 inches at its widest; the bail itself is 5/8 of an inch tall