The Arts and Crafts movement was an international design movement that flourished between 1880 and 1910, especially in the second half of that period which continuing its influence until the 1930s. Artists were free to mix metals and materials during this movement and most pieces were made of more modest metals such as silver instead of gold.
This wonderful pendant has a large brilliant piece of rounded mother of pearl. The color is fantastic and when the sun hits it, it displays a wonderful rainbow of colors. The artist hand engraved a floral leaf pattern and then painted it with black enamel. In the very center of the pendant, there is an engine turned piece of turquoise blue guilloche enamel. There are 3 silver dangles that hang from the main pendant from delicate chain. Each dangle has guilloche enamel decoration on both sides which has been safely bezel set.
The pendant has a wonderful and original flat style bail. It is a terrific size and measures just a hair under 3" long x 1" across the face of the MOP. The entire mount, bail and dangles are (tested) 900 silver.
It is in pristine condition with no apologies to be made. It was purchased in the UK and is likely European in origin. Circa 1920, this sits right on the Antique Edwardian / Art Deco Period. I have a very pretty paperclip link style chain that I think looks wonderful with the pendant. It is not quite as old however still has good age. It is sterling silver and marked 925 on the O ring. I am including this chain with the pendant.
A beautiful and super unique piece. Questions are always welcome and encouraged.
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