This impressive silver and paste pendant dates to the early 19th century, so the Georgian period. After much investigation I have established that it carries the Brandenberg Prussian emblem of the eagle. It bears only one tiny unidentifiable mark but tests as sterling silver.
It measures 2 and 7/8” (7.4cms) long, including the top ring, by 1 and 5/8” (4.2cms) across the widest part. It weighs 15.8 grams.
At the top is a substantial bail attached to the top ring which bears the tiny hallmark. From this falls a decorative cross which holds belcher chains on either side. At the centre is a paste with the characteristic black dot centre of Georgian pieces. Lower down are two more.
In the centre is a delicately sculpted eagle. Below it is a pierced motif incorporating fleur de lis and a dark , rectangular paste. The two smaller clear pastes are above this. The chains attach to each side of the motif.
The back of this repoussé silver piece is blank.
This fabulous, Georgian piece is in fine antique condition and will arrive in a gift box.
Georgian Prussian Silver and Pastes Eagle Pendant
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