Lovely Unique Damascene Vintage Pendant Necklace.
Beautiful and most unusual Damascene Pendant decorated with inlaid flower design on black background.
The shape is most captivating! The bottom has a very lovely engraved decoration with a point scallop shape bottom.
It has a lovely bale and hangs from a matching gold plated chain.
Damascening is the art of inlaying different metals into one another—typically, gold or silver into a darkly oxidized steel background—to produce intricate patterns similar to niello. The English term comes from a perceived resemblance to the rich tapestry patterns of damask silk.
The technique has a long history in Japan and Spain. Toledo has developed a very important industry around this craft, also known as Toledo Gold. The art of damascene has passed from generation to generation within the same family for centuries, and has become a hallmark of this beautiful city.
The Pendant with bale measures 2" x 3/4". The chain measures 20".
Lovely Damascene Pendant Necklace
$40 $68 SALE