RESERVED for J only **********
A distinctive and fabulously hand-crafted early Amy Sandheim pendant necklace, 1920s. It does come with a little provenance which puts its creation earlier than 1929. It is so fabulous to see the drop used this time is not rock crystal but citrine- faceted by hand and oh so wonderfully too. This rare pendant comes with its original Amy chain in silver.
These early Sandheim pieces are just a little more petite than the later 1930s pieces-as was fitting for the 1920s era. This wonderful citrine necklace has a slim, oval citrine set with the bale fitting to the reverse. A couple of silver links and then we have an oval chrysoprase stone. A few more links and then the main pendant suspends from the link in the silver cap design.
Early, hand-crafted Amy Sandheim leaves, honesty leaves, set out the framework for the large detailed cap. At the top of the front section, a lovely moonstone cabochon is bezel set, with a round citrine set below it. This citrine is fabulously cut-and seems to blur the lines between cabochon and faceted, being softly rounded. A beautiful, darker citrine.
The main citrine drop is in excellent condition and, as mentioned earlier, has been cut beautifully to bounce the light and show off the best properties of the stone. The overall colour scheme on this pendant is lovely….the brown to yellows and green…a more unusual colour combination- just gorgeous. All stones are in excellent order.
The typical A&C silver chain is the original and I have come across the design before on other Amy pieces. This is the first time I have seen the original hand-made toggle fastener, so that is a lovely rarity too. It is such a useful length for us today – at approx 73cm (28.75 inches) in length. You can simply pop it over your head without unfastening if you so desire. The pendant measures approx 7.7cm in height.
A beautiful, early, obviously hand-worked example of Amy Sandheim’s work, very much one of the prototypes for her later pieces I imagine. All stones are in excellent order-it has been particularly well cared-for, no chips, no scratches…not even on the main citrine drop, which is quite a feat indeed for a piece nearing 100 years old.
An absolute treasure! I shall post in a new gift box by complimentary tracked and signed post. Thank you. Boxes in the images are for display only -thank you.