A wonderful, huge German 935 silver pendant which could be from the Jugendstil to Art Deco eras ie 1900-1930. Usually only the best pieces were executed in 935 silver, as it is higher grade than sterling. The design is very Fahrneresque in its study of an exotic bird among foliage. It carries a little Fahrner-style plaque too, with several markings..I just cannot discern the maker’s mark.
A lovely, interesting pendant with three round cabochons of peachy red coral punctuating the open work design. The outside, round framework has a bark like finish, which just pulls the motifs of the pendant together beautifully.
It has a large split bale and there is a heavy, long, double German silver chain attached by way of a dog clip fastener on the pendant.
The chains are long enough so that you can simply pop this ensemble over your head instead of fiddling with catches etc. Lovely!
Both have been cleaned by the previous owner (a little too shiny for me but the patina will come back soon enough).
The pendant is large and has a diameter of approx 4.3cm. It is stamped on a plaque on the reverse with the German crescent moon and crown symbol + 935 + maker’s mark, which I am struggling to work out as it a little rubbed.
The chain is approx 72cm wearable length and is stamped on a link with “800” plus another mark.
If you wish to have the pendant, without this substantial chain – please ask and I can split them. However, it is a useful chain and you could team it with many a pendant because of the dog clip.