Victorian Sterling & Pearl Painted Porcelain of Young Christ
A religious hand painted porcelain of Christ from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This wonderful piece, which is particularly large in size has a single oval shaped porcelain plaque set within a gilded sterling frame. The porcelain has the beautiful portrait of an old oil painting called “The Young Christ Teaching in the Temple”. The color and detail of the image is outstanding, including his delicate hair, fine facial features, and realistic folds and accents in his cloak. The porcelain is covered in a clear enamel surface, beautifully preserving the portrait. Surrounding the porcelain image is a frame made of gilded sterling and a border of natural pearls. At the top of the piece is a simple sterling silver bail, allowing the pendant to be hung from a long chain. It's a wonderful piece and would make a lovely addition to any collection!
Measurements: The pendant hangs approximately 2 1/2" long, is 1 3/4" wide and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the painted porcelain portrait or to the gilded sterling silver setting and the bail is secure and intact.