Georgian gold and enamel pendant, from about 1800

AU$3,900.00

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This unusually large rose gold mourning pendant from about 1800 is guilloché enamelled in rich royal blue with white embellishments.

Measuring just over three inches in height, the translucent oval centre has an underlying machine-engraved pattern of radiating lines which play with the light.

A delicate inner border of tiny white enamelled hearts sits beside an outer one of acanthus leaves on a blue ground, next to a further plain white band followed by an outer etched gold edge.

The reverse is made of simply plaited hair under glass.

The rose gold surround tests at about 12 carats. Though this may seem unusual, it is quite common to find different gold purities in 18th and 19th century jewellery, with each jeweller working with their individually alloyed gold, and little central governance of standards.

The enamel is in remarkable condition, with just a few light scratches after more than 200 years.

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• Handmade in 12-carat rose and yellow gold, with enamel and woven hair
• Size approximately 8.1cm (just over 3 inches) or 5.6cm (just over 2 inches)
• Weight is 49.8 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• 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 – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of it

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