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What an amazing introduction for me to the work of Jakob Agner of Munich in Germany. This beauty of a piece was created c1900 and is in an Austro Hungarian / neo Classicist form.
It is pleasingly, clearly signed with Agner’s maker’s mark on the reverse in the centre.
It is a large and gorgeously decorative pendant, so finely worked that it retains a feel of nobility and exquisiteness about it. This can often be lost on some clunkier Austro Hungarian pieces. The rectangular plaque has a lovely, white round pearl at its centre and then an elaborate arrangement of old-cut, faceted garnets in the organic design around it. The stones twinkle and catch the light beautifully!
At the bottom of the main plaque are attached three danglers, a larger drop in the centre with a teardrop shaped pearl. At either side of that, lie slightly smaller drops with bezel set, round, faceted garnets-these are the largest garnets in the arrangement.
It is absolutely a work of art and in such wonderful condition. Every time you peer at it, you see more fine details you didn’t notice the last time….such as the tiny rope work detailing at the base of some of the stones’ settings. I love the design of the integral hinged bale that pulls up and down as you need it or not. All original! A true joy of a piece that will put a huge smile on someone’s face as soon as they see it.
It measures approx 5.2cm by 4.8cm. Clearly signed with Agner’s mark next to “830” mark for the quality of silver used at that time. The bale is quite large so it would take a wider chain if you have one in your favourites. The listing is for the pendant / brooch and the silver chain used in the images. Thank you.
Please note I can not send to Germany now.