SLOAN & CO. Art Nouveau 14kt Repousse Libra Zodiac Pendant
A stunning repousse pendant from the Art Nouveau (ca1900) era by prestigious Newark, NJ maker Sloan & Company! Crafted in 14kt yellow gold, the front of this bold piece is decorated with a fabulous astrological-inspired repousse design. Wonderful symbols for the Libra sign are found throughout the incredibly artistic motif, including ornate scales at the center and the authentic zodiac sign. The words "LIBRA" and "SEPT" are written in lovely block lettering near the top and bottom of the scales, and surrounding the image is a feminine floral border. Four blooming morning glory flowers (the September birth flower) grace one side of the border, while flowing vines, leaves and a scalloped design decorate the remaining surface. The raised design comes alive against the lovely golden matte surface, and to complete the look is a simple bail and loop at the top, stamped with a "14K" gold purity mark and the Sloan & Co. trident hallmark, perfect for hanging from a favorite chain. Both striking and artistic, this unique pendant would make fantastic addition to any Libra's collection!
Measurements: The pendant hangs approximately 1 1/2" long (including the bail at the top), and measures about 1 1/8" in diameter and slightly less than 1/4" thick. The overall pennyweight of the piece is 5.6dwt (8.5 grams).
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the yellow gold setting except for a few minor indents on the back of the piece, which is not noticeable when worn. The bail is secure and in good working condition.