Early Art Deco Sterling Enamel Marcasite Pin/Pendant
A stunning marcasite and painted enamel pin/pendant from the early Art Deco (1910) era! This fantastic piece, which has an octagonal shape, depicts a portrait of a woman. The portrait is painted, with a layer of clear enamel placed on top of it. The woman has wonderful, detailed features with braided silver hair, soft facial features and a fur stole around her shoulders. The enamel has vibrant hues of blue, orange, purple, white, and grey and bordering the portrait are sparkling marcasite stones, which are bead set in sterling silver. At the top of the piece is a complimentary swing down silver bail, while the back of the piece reveals a safety pin. This gorgeous piece could be worn as a pin or a pendant, and would make a wonderfully addition to any collection!
Measurements: As a pendant, the piece hangs approximately 1 1/2" long, is 1 1/8" at the widest point and has a depth of 1/8".
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling silver setting, or to the enamel portrait and all of the marcasite stones are intact. The pin clasp and swing down bail are secure and in good working condition.