This antique articulated pendant in Egyptian Revival style (last quarter of the 19th century or earlier) was hand-made of higher than 14K gold (tested to 16K, but we warrant it to be at least 14k).
It has both yellow and rose gold hues in the in vase or urn amphora. There are swinging swags at the sides, upright garland bars, and leafy ornaments above and below the vase.
Height is 3”, width is 1 3/8” and depth at the domed center is about 1/4”.
From the top, a bow with open loops and leaves at the sides is topped with a raised dome or boss in the center. Off each side is a bar of leaves/fruits attached by rings at top and bottom.
In the center is a palm tree shape in rose gold with a raised boss or dome.The vase or amphora below has serrated handles above a band of pierced circles. Its bowl has triangles engraved on the rim just above the fluted base.This rim is rose tone. Below that are two leaves from which hands a three-dome drop of slightly darker tone. The swags on the sides have leaves alternating with round, plump shapes, perhaps fruit.
All parts of the pendant are hand engraved or chased. The urn is attached to the bow with a pointed over, folded, and soldered closed. You can see each boss was also a separate piece of gold attached through the back.
There are multiple hallmarks on the front and back of the pendant. Most appear to be the same from, a recessed block with a 9 or a 6 at one end and a raised form to its side.
The same mark appears on the reverse of each swag, the back of each vertical leaf strip, and on the top right front of the bow at the top. On the front left of the bow is a different mark, also indistinct.
The pendant is in very fine, undamaged condition. We have tested the bow, garlands, urn, swags and drop and all test as at least 14K gold purity. Total weight is approximately 7 grams.
Included is an old-stock, never worn 18” long gold-filled chain with spring-ring clasp so you can wear the pendant right away. (Weight of chain not included above.)