Third Floor Antique Jewelry

Antique Silver Diamond Ruby Pendant 18th Century

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Directory: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Pre 1800: Item # 1229102

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Scarsdale New York 10583
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This pendant found in Vienna is exceptionally lovely. It is early 18th century and has three freely articulating sections each with a bow motif. It is designed with table cut diamonds and rubies set in rub over mounts. The silver work is fine with sculptured work around the central elements of each section. The first that I have offered that has the lovely enameled flowers as accents, visible in the second section.

The reverse has the original ribbon attachments and remnants of a gold wash. It has a later addition of a pendant finding, enabling it to be worn on a chain or ribbon. All stones are original with the exception of one rose diamond in place of a table cut. It is entirely hand rendered and finely done. It measures a bold 3 1/2 inches from the top of the bail X 2 1/8 across the top bow. One flower has slight enamel loss, otherwise excellent condition. For similar examples see, Generations of Jewelry by Gerhart Egger Pg. 78

Extraordinary, Austrian, early 18th century