This gorgeous Victorian era pendant has been crafted in the Renaissance Revival style circa 1870. The pendant is said to be Holbeinesque, referring to a famous portraitist of wealthy patrons during the 16th century. These wealthy and powerful individuals would wear fabulous jewels with large garnet cabochons, gold and enameling in his paintings. Our pendant here has been crafted out of 18k gold, and has beautiful and bright red and green colored enameling that dance around yellow gemstones (thought to be chrysoberyl) and surround large garnet cabochons. The main carbuncle is ovoid while the lower garnet has a tear drop shape. There are 7 yellow stones including one that is placed under the suspended tear drop garnet. The enameling on this piece is wonderful, there is enameling on the bezels as well as the bale. The bale has an ingenious screw design, where it opens to allow it to fit nicely between pearls or even simply strung on a gold chain or cord.
As to be expected with antique jewelry, there is some chipping to part of the enameling. The back of the pendant is smooth, but has a few deep scratches.
Marks: Possible tiny stamp in the center back of the pendant.
Garnets 16x 13mm (ovoid), 11 x 7mm (tear drop)
3 - 1/4" Length
1 - 3/16" Width
6 * 6mm oval yellow stones
1 * 6mm round yellow stone
Convenient layaway options available
18k Victorian Garnet Pendant Enamel Renaissance Revival Holbeinesque