Edwardian Large Silver Gilt & Gemstone Painted Flowers Pendant
A beautiful hand painted pendant from the Edwardian (ca1910) era! Made of silver gilt, this lovely piece has a delicate floral motif that graces the front surface. At the center is a hand-painted porcelain plaque, which is held behind a glass frame. The image depicts a stunning vase of colorful flowers in bloom, which are surrounded by delicate green leaves and stems and a soft white background. Surrounding the porcelain plaque is a beautiful repousse border, which has an alternating two tone pattern and is complete with swirled, scrolled detail throughout. Adorning the frame are eight ruby and sapphire gemstone accents, all held in raised bezel settings. A single Mississippi River pearl dangles freely from the bottom of the piece. The pendant hangs from an etched silver bail, perfect for hanging from your favorite chain. On the back is a silver frame stamped "800" along with a small acorn and crown hallmark. A simply wonderful piece, the hand-painted details show such beautiful artistry. It would look beautiful worn as a unique everyday accessory!
Measurements: The pendant hangs 3 3/8" long (including the bail), is 1 1/2" at the widest point, and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is very good. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver gilt setting or raised repousse detail. The painted porcelain plaque and glass frame are intact and in good condition, as are all eight gemstones. The bail is secure and in good condition, and the pearl shows some signs of surface wear but is intact.There is a natural darkened patina present on the surface of the silver, which is normal for an antique piece and adds depth to the design.