This incredible Dried Flowers Pendant is one of a kind & very rare ! A friend is a 25+ expert in Antique Jewelry & has never seen a piece anything like it, nor has a friend of hers who is also a longtime antique jewelry expert.
A true Work of Art, the flowers make a bouquet in a vase, complete with a few flower petals "fallen" onto the tabletop below... It even looks like there are a couple of butterflies buzzing around the bouquet ! The vase itself is a hand-painted applique, with the surface of the table also subtly painted---all on a cloth background ! ..Truly looks like a fabulous miniature painting !
** The enlargement of the 2nd photo to best view all the tiny & delicate blossoms featured in this fabulous treasure ! I made it extra large so you can see the greatest detail possible. Check out the elk horn looking fauna they use for the leaves... Many of its dainty flowers look like orchids or irises---although we know they're not ! Careful attention was clearly paid to depth and lighting, for an absolutely gorgeous floral arrangement. All upon this small 2.2" canvas, encased in sterling silver & glass...
But what's Most unusual are the amazing bright colors still in its delicate flowers ! They must have been treated with a "secret recipe" of some sort....as almost all old dried flowers lose their color over just a few years. And this piece is clearly quite old, turn-of-the-century old... My antiques expert friend said it was likely specially made for someone close to the artist, such as a mother or daughter.
Stamped "Sterling" & "Germany", the setting itself is incredibly well made, with beaded edges, a carefully crimped back panel & a glass panel protecting the lush floral artwork !
--A nice large 2.25" long, including the bail, by 1.5" wide. In fantastic condition as you can see, it weighs 14.70 grams.
A truly Special piece for the discerning antique jewelry collector.... You will definitely Not ever come across another like it.
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Amazing Rare Dried Flowers in Vase Work of Art Sterling Pendant - Antique Edwardian Germany OOAK
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