A resplendent jewel in the Etruscan revival style, featuring a sky-blue enamel dome inlaid with a pearl-set star, with gold spheres to the cardinal points surrounded by white enamel acanthus leaf decoration, fine filigree and granulation, with gold fringe detail below, the reverse with vacant glazed locket.
- Crafted in 18ct gold.
- Dates to circa 1870
- In excellent condition. Evidence of repair / reinforcement to the connecting loop on the back of the pendant.
- Total length of pendant including bail 85mm x 29mm width
- Weighs 17.3g
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This archaeological revival piece dates to the mid-Victorian era, circa 1870. Fascinated by ancient art and design, goldsmiths produced jewellery in the ancient Greek and Etruscan styles making use of decorative motifs drawn from classical designs. Craftsmen studied the original ancient jewellery found in excavations to recreate goldsmith techniques of the past including fine granulation and filigree. This piece is very typical of this era, featuring a diverse range of classical styles and influences coming together to produce a wonderfully opulent sculptural design.
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