Pictures say a thousand words, this is certainly the case in this instance. Jewellery artist of the Arts and crafts movements, such as Sybil Dunlop used silver, and semi precious stones in new and exciting ways. Amy Sandheim was an English Arts and Crafts Artisan who like Dunlop were masters of their craft. I have seen a couple of pieces very similar to this pendant so I am fairly confident this is one of hers. This piece is typical of her work with her use of large faceted rock crystals encased with elaborate colourful cabochons. This pendant is masterfully done is sterling silver which is unmarked and tested. The genuine faceted rock crystal drop is 1 1/2 inches long and 1 inch wide. Total length of the pendant including bale is 3 inches long. It is beautifully housed with silver leaves and chrysoprase cabs that have been dyed and foiled at the back. There are opaline glass cabochons on the bale as well as on top of the pendant. All gems are bezel set.The tiny faceted rock crystal bead is a quaint touch. Every aspect of this work of art is wonderful. I show the pendant on a piece of velvet ribbon for display. I think it looks so pretty worn this way. C. 1920 and English in origin. Very good condition.
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