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18th Century Memorial Pendant LC 1794

$5,200.00

18th Century Memorial Pendant LC 1794

$5,200.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, 1794

An astonishing 18th Century memorial pendant dating from 1794. It's double sided, featuring a painted miniature scene with a mourning lady, applied pearl-set plinth with urn finished in enamel, a hairwork weeping willow, and a cherub holding a banner with the words "Affection Weeps Heaven Rejoices" on the front; and the full dedication, to LC ob 2 Feb 1794 aet 77, with hairwork bows and ribbon and set with tiny seed pearls to the back. The black enamel border is reminiscent of the sun, and sets off the main scene beautifully.

Such a rare and intricate work, charged with emotion. We'll likely never know who LC was, but their memory (and hair) is immortalised in this spectacular piece of jewellery.

STONES 

Natural Pearls

MEASUREMENTS 

6.2 x 4.7cm

WEIGHT 

30.9g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 15k gold

CONDITION 

Very good, some of the pearls and applied gold ropework has become detached 

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