Vintage yellow gold filled blue jasperware Wedgwood full body angel cameo pendant necklace with hidden locket compartment in back signed Van Dell. The locket measures 1-3/16" x 15/16" x 3/8" thick. The genuine blue jasperware Wedgwood angel cameo is securely bezel set and measures 5/8" x 3/8". The front of the locket has a lovely florentine finish and is accented by twisted wire rope bezels. The back of the locket has a beautiful floral embossed design with a place to have your initials engraved if you desire. The back of the locket has a hinged center that opens from left to right to reveal the compartment inside. Hallmarked and maker marked on the outside back edge "Van Dell 1/20 12K G.F.". The yellow gold filled oval curb link chain measures 20" in length and has a spring ring clasp. The jump ring of the chain is hallmarked and maker marked "Speidel 10K G.F.". In excellent well cared for condition, circa 1960s.
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About the maker: Van Dell Corporation was founded in Providence, RI in 1943. Van Dell manufactured gold filled, sterling silver and gold plated jewelry. They used rhinestones, imitation stones simulating gemstones and both cultured and faux pearls. The jewelry is usually of high quality with designs resembling fine jewelry. Van Dell jewelry is not inexpensive and enjoys high book valuations. Courtesy- Costume Jewelry, A Practical Hangbook by Fred Rezazadeh.
About Wedgwood: The Wedgwood pottery company was founded in Burslem, England in 1752 by Josiah Wedgwood (1730 - 1795). Josiah Wedgwood was Charles Darwin's grandfather! Courtesy of The Potteries, Erasmus Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood first met because of their common interest in science - they were both members of the Lunar Society. They and their families became life long friends. There was a close association that grew up between the Wedgwood and Darwin families, Josiah's eldest daughter would later marry Erasmus' son. One of the children of that marriage, Charles Darwin, would also marry a Wedgwood — Emma, Josiah's granddaughter. Essentially, this double-barreled inheritance of Josiah's money permitted Charles Darwin the life of leisure that allowed him the time to formulate his famous Darwins Theory of Evolution!! Also, just like there's no crying in baseball, there's no "e" in Wedgwood!
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