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Early Victorian Moonstone Pierrot Pendant

$2,000.00

Early Victorian Moonstone Pierrot Pendant

$2,000.00


Description

DATE: Early Victorian, c.1850

An exceptional early Victorian moonstone Pierrot pendant dating from the 1850s. Pierrot is a pantomime character whose origins are in the late seventeenth-century Italian troupe of players performing in Paris and known as the Comédie-Italienne. Generally portrayed as buffoonish, the character is a sad clown,pining for love of Columbine who usually breaks his heart and leaves him for Harlequin.

The face is carved from a single piece of white moonstone, displaying excellent adularescence and resting atop a diamond-set collar, with black enamel cap and a cabochon ruby pendant. It's modelled in 15 karat gold and silver, with an articulated bail for wear as a pendant.

STONES

Moonstone, Ruby, Diamond

MEASUREMENTS

18.6 x 10.7mm

WEIGHT

2.6g

MARKS

No marks present, tests as 15k gold

CONDITION

Good, there is a chip to the chin region – see images

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