Victorian 15kt & Amethyst Etruscan Foxtail Pendant/Locket
An outstanding amethyst pendant/locket from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This wonderful piece is made of 15kt yellow gold and is detailed with fine Etruscan wirework. In the center of the piece is a foil-back amethyst cabochon, which is bezel set and surrounded by a delicate wire rope border. From the bottom of the pendant dangles a foxtail fringe comprised of 19 chain tassels and spears. Hanging from the center tassel is a second foil-back amethyst stone, and single accent spear dangling below. The back of the piece reveals a glass-covered frame, perfect for keeping a favorite photograph. The pendant hangs from a large fluted bail at the top and would look beautiful paired with a gold Victorian chain. This wonderful piece would make an impressive addition to any Victorian collection!
Measurements: The pendant hangs approximately 3 1/2" long, is 1 3/8" at the widest point, and has a depth of 5/8" at the deepest point. The center amethyst has a diameter of 1/2", while the hanging amethyst has a diameter of 3/8”.
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold, chain tassels, or to the amethyst stones. The locket back is secure and in good working condition.