A lovely c1900 enamel pendant necklace, with a wonderful foiled enamel plaque of what looks like a crocus flower. The crocus heralds the arrival of Spring and when used in jewellery, its meaning is that of renewal, awakening and transformation. Beautiful energy 🙂 The pendant is bright, vibrant and the enamel is in remarkably pristine condition. The silver base has obviously been hand worked so that once the enamel has been completed, there is a sort of snake-skin, shagreen effect on the surface. Fabulous!
All hand crafted, this pendant has a large hand crafted bale too, so would accommodate a much thicker chain if you wished. The circles and tiny silver balls details are very typical of the Arts and Crafts in the c1900 era. This pendant is one of my favourite enamel pieces as I love the intensity of the colours on the enamel panel and the lightness of the silver openwork surround. It is also a very wearable size, in that it is not too large. It measures approx 5cm in height including the bale.
Unsigned but of fine quality and a lovely thing to have. I will include what I think is the fine hand wrought original silver chain, with barrel clasp. It measures approx 42cm (16.5 inches) in length. Therefore when worn together, the pendant sits under your throat and is particularly well visible.
I shall send to you in a new gift box by complimentary tracked and signed post. Thank you.