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Georgian Rococo Revival "Picture Frame" Vinaigrette Pendant

Georgian Rococo Revival "Picture Frame" Vinaigrette Pendant

$1,250.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, c.1830

Gorgeous French vinaigrette pendant modelled as a picture frame, with an acanthus rococo style border around a 3D poppy and orange blossom centrepiece. It's double sided, with a slightly different floral scene depicted on the back, and concealed compartment at the front opens up to reveal a highly ornate pierced panel, behind which would have been a scent-soaked piece of cloth to help ward off the bad smells of 19th Century Paris. It's modelled in 18 karat gold, with an unusual Ram's head hallmark that was only used between 1819 and 1838.

MEASUREMENTS 

3.1 x 2.5cm (not including bail)

WEIGHT 

6.8g

MARKS 

French Ram's Head mark for 18k gold (1819-1838)

CONDITION 

Excellent, some very light wear commensurate with age

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