Victorian Large 18kt Hand Painted Porcelain Putti Cherub Pin/Pendant
A lovely painted porcelain pin/pendant from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This wonderful piece is particularly large in size, and comprised of an oval-shaped porcelain plaque held within an 18kt gold bezel setting. The porcelain has a fantastic hand-painted image of a sweet, winged cherub resting atop a fluffy cloud. The color and detail are beautiful, depicting the dreamy angel cradling chin within its hand and a soft gazing expression on its face, as though deep in thought. Gold beads line the frame, making a statement without distracting from the delicately hand-painted image, and on the back is a gold pin and c-catch clasp and a swinging bail for hanging from a fine chain if desired. It's a versatile piece that would look equally lovely worn as a pendant or pinned to a favorite garment!
Measurements: The pin/pendant measures 2 1/4" tall without the bail and hangs 2 1/2" long, including the bail. It measures 2" at its widest point and 1/2" deep including the pin closure.
Condition: The overall condition of the pin/pendant is great. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the hand-painted enameled design. There are a few very minor dents in the gold balls (commensurate with age) that are not noticeable when worn. The pin clasp and swinging bail are both secure and in good working condition.