Archaeological Revival gold pendant/brooch, circa 1875


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Here’s a splendid and large 18-carat gold mid-Victorian Archaeological Revival pendant with an unusual geometric shape that adds to its ancient-looking appeal.

The surface is covered in exquisite gold work, from the central bunch of grapes to the lotus flower at the base, with fine granulation and filigree throughout.

Gold scrolls and balls around the edges add still more ornamentation.

Yet the overall effect is not too much, lightened as it is by the use of spaces between the different elements.

The attractive wide top loop is detachable for wear as a brooch rather than a pendant, in typical Victorian fashion.

And there’s a locket compartment with its original glass for hair at the back – once again so very Victorian.


• Handmade in 18-carat yellow gold
• Approximately 7.5cm (3 inches) tall, 3.8cm (1 1/2 inch) wide
• Weight is 20.7 grams
• In excellent antique condition – there are a few tiny bruises on the back
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: some of the other jewellery is for sale separately (some has sold) – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of it

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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