Absolutely stunning Arts and Crafts gold, turquoise, pearl pendant C. late 1800's.
Arts and Crafts movement developed in the second half of 19th century
as the answer to dominating mourning jewelry, and heavy designs
of the industrial era. The movement was led by a number of charismatic designers,
many of whom began their careers as architects.
The Arts and Crafts designs were influenced by Far East themes
and was rejecting mass production. Each peace was designed by a master designer,
and, then, executed by a highly trained craft person who went through guild-like
education and employment.
Presented pendant is hallmarked L&A by a famous designer company Link and Angell.
It is also hallmarked 14K.
Gold bail is designed as a 3-D Fleur-De-Lis.
The central section is painstakingly crafted as converging flowing scrolls and Greek keys.
The focal point of the pendant is a gorgeous 12 mm X 9 mm Green Mojave Turquoise cabochon
with beautiful natural pattern. The gem is neatly set in grained bezel.
The turquoise gem is contrasted with natural seed pearl set at the top.
The other attraction is a Mississippi river pearl dangle of a teardrop shape,
which is 10 mm long.
The pendant is 45 mm long, 22 mm wide.
It is hallmarked L&A and 14K.
It weighs 3.4 grams.
The chain is 15" long.
It is gold filled.
The spring ring clasp is stamped 1/20 12K G.F.
Excellent antique condition
Antique Arts And Crafts Signed L&A Link and Angell 14K Gold Green Mojave Turquoise Pearl Pendant Necklace