A lovely vintage cannetille* filigree combination pin and pendant made in 800 silver wire.
Cannetille is different from filigree in that the pieces have 3-dimensional elements such a twisted coils or springs and tiny beads.
The intricate filigree pin is beautifully executed with great precision.
The symmetrical design has a gentle dome, the filigree is embellished with a center dome framed with coiled wire, the flat filigree has many small coils with beads on the top of the coils, the outer edge is scalloped.
Excellent condition, no damage or visible wear. It has a hinged tube pin stem and C hook as well as a pendant loop.
Measures 1.5" in diameter, marked with a soldered tag on the back with the 800 silver content.
Total weight is 6.6 grams.
A great example of 19th century cannetille filigree.
*Cannetille work was inspired by embroidery, reputedly the embroidery found in traditional peasant garments. One can find cannetille work from almost every European nation during the 1820's and 1830's.
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