This beautiful, silver enamel mirror slide pendant is from Austria. I believe it dates to circa 1920 but the style is from an earlier period.
It measures 2¼” (5.8cms), including the top ring, by 1 and 7/16” (3.6cms). It weighs 34.1 grams.
On the front is a painted image of a young couple in eighteenth century dress. She is seated on the ground with her basket beside her. He appears to be playing her a tune on his bagpipe. The background is pearly white with patterning beneath the enamel which creates a shimmering effect. There are slight traces of green and blue on the white.
At the top is a solid ring marked with ‘935’ for higher than sterling silver. There is also an Austrian Hoopoe bird and a ‘1’ for first grade silver with a maker’s mark. The attached bail is marked with two swans which I have previously identified as French which is rather surprising.
The pendant slides open from the base to reveal an intact mirror with slight signs of age on the edges. The opposite side has a rim and cover for a photo.
The back is plain silver . It all holds firm in position.
This lovely and very rare mirror slide pendant will arrive carefully protected in a gift box.
Austrian 935 Silver and Enamel Courting Couple Mirror Slide Pendant
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