Victorian Large 15kt Garnet & Enamel Foxtail Fringe Pendant
A fabulous garnet pendant from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This eye-shaped pendant is made of 15kt yellow gold (indicating English origin) and is detailed with gorgeous hand-etched details and navy and white enamel. Resting in the center of the piece is a very large cabochon garnet, which is bezel set and surrounded by a gold rope wire border. Dangling from the base is a lovely foxtail fringe comprised of 17 chain tassels and spears, which hang from a hinged "V" shaped bar. At the top of the piece is fluted bail decorated with fine beadwork accents. This wonderful piece makes a dramatic statement and would look beautiful worn on a favorite gold chain. It would make an impressive addition to any collection!
Measurements: The pendant hangs approximately 3 1/2" long, is 1 3/8" at the widest point and has a depth of 3/4". The garnet measures 3/4" tall, a little more than 1/2" wide and has a depth of 3/8".
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or garnet cabochon. The enamel is free of chips or scratches, and the bail and dangling spears are intact and secure.