This rare, antique pendant is also a brooch and dates back to the nineteenth century. The French eagle head and the crab stamps date this beautiful piece of jewellery back to about the 1870s. In France, where this beautiful and unique brooch was crafted, it is the period of Napoléon III. In England, we would be thinking about the Victorian era.
This pin, shaped as an irregular octagon, is made out of 18K solid rose gold. It features a center ornate with filigree leaves and surrounded by a row of creamy white natural split pearls. A full size cultured pearl, of high luster and excellent nacre is featured in the center of the brooch and is surrounded by a circle of natural split pearls. All the split pearls are set into 950 silver to enhance their appearance. At the base of the brooch, another split pearl, in a lovely buttercup setting, emphasizes the delicate craftsmanship.
Six pearls of various sizes and a design of filigree leaves replicate the center motif on the outer edge of the pendant. On the bail appears another filigree leaf.
The back of the pendant shows that it can also be worn as a pin and has a C lock for closure.
There is something striking about this fabulously crafted beauty. Its excellent condition makes it totally wearable and you will make a statement of good taste when wearing it, but the quality and historical importance of this pendant makes it a very collectible piece as well. Enjoy!
Size: 5.7cm (2 1/4in),
Material: Stamped 18K solid gold, stamped 850 silver, cultured and natural pearls and seed pearls,
Period: end of the nineteenth century, Napoléon III
Provenance: Estate of Mme D.,
Condition: excellent vintage (remarkably so, no pearls are missing!),
Additional remarks: Eagle head and crab stamps to guarantee its 18-carat solid gold and authenticity.
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Rare 1870s 18K solid rose gold and 950 silver brooch French stamped gold and pearl jewelry Filigree pendant