This is a very unusual and beautiful piece of jewelry. It was purchased at a reputable Estate auction in upstate New York together with a similar medallion also being put up on our site today. The auction represented that these medallions appear to date from the late 18th Century, and I concur with that belief. They were made of a burnished gold tone metal and have deep embossing, showing a scene of people dressed in Colonial clothing with a scenic landscaped background. Perhaps these were mounts on fine furniture? Please let me know if you have any ideas.
As noted, I have two of these pieces, both of which have been mounted in a 14 karat yellow gold setting. This one has a gold bale and pin back with a c-clasp closure. It is hallmarked, and the mounts also tested by us as 14k.
The piece is round with a 2 3/8" diameter. It weighs 7.4 grams and is in good antique condition. It certainly is a statement piece of jewelry and quite a conversation piece.
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Unusual 18th to 19th C Medallion In 14K Mounts Brooch/Pendant