c1900 Arts and Crafts ceramic Ruskin roundels pendant necklace in silver

£280.00

Such a pretty forget-me-not blue ceramic roundels necklace, c1910

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Description

A 1900-1910 Arts and Crafts Ruskin roundels necklace, which demonstrates so beautifully how important the forget-me-not blue shade was to jewellery designers in this era. The large ceramic disc is rather a more baby blue shade then the smaller, paler disc and they mirror the tone of natural turquoise beautifully too.

A very pretty foliate design, with those three stylised leaves suspended down each side of the top roundel and draping to meet the lower, larger disc. Each hand-crafted leaf and stem has been placed in a beautifully naturalistic position. A large, hand-wrought five-petalled forget-me-not flower has been positioned at the centre of the design, in between the two discs.

The fine, original silver chain is intact, although you can see a replacement ring catch has been fitted at some point in her past. The chain measures approx 50cm (19.75 inches) in length and the pendant measures approx 4.2cm in height.

In pleasing condition for her age, with some light (and original) cracking to the large roundel on the right hand side, which is completely typical when these ceramic discs were fired back in the day. Some antique patina as you can see-so just polish away if you prefer your silver super shiny.

I shall send in a new gift box by complimentary tracked and signed postage-thank you. (Boxes in the images are for display only).