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18th Century Topaz Cannetille Cross Pendant

18th Century Topaz Cannetille Cross Pendant

$1,650.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, c.1795

An exquisite Georgian filigree cross pendant set with pink topaz in foil backed settings. It's incredibly finely made, with cannetille gold work and looping wire-work punctuated with granulation. This style was popular from around 1790 through to 1830, and on account of the time and skill required to create the pieces, such intricacy has rarely been seen since. This cross is crafted in 15 karat gold and remains in near perfect condition - quite remarkable given it's been around for more than two centuries. It's an early example of the style, dating from the 1790s, with additional fittings for wear as a brooch (and the pendant bail can be detached). Offered in a period leather presentation box.

STONES 

Pink Topaz

MEASUREMENTS 

6.4 x 4.6cm

WEIGHT 

8.9g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 15k gold

CONDITION 

Very good, small areas of tarnish and one or two very minor dings

18th Century Topaz Cannetille Cross Pendant 18th Century Topaz Cannetille Cross Pendant 18th Century Topaz Cannetille Cross Pendant 18th Century Topaz Cannetille Cross Pendant 18th Century Topaz Cannetille Cross Pendant 18th Century Topaz Cannetille Cross Pendant 18th Century Topaz Cannetille Cross Pendant 18th Century Topaz Cannetille Cross Pendant 18th Century Topaz Cannetille Cross Pendant