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Nap. III era (1850s) French silver gold 30 seed pearls hand painted grisaille on ivory pendant.

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Posted 2 years ago

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Agram.m
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About 1850s French silver and gold (24K) pendant with 30 seed pearls as suggested by Kyratango hand painted on (probably) ivory cupid in centre.
Sterling Silver and 24K gold (acid tested with touchstone) .The inner depicting a cherub.
On the edited bail of the pendant is a French mark of what I think to be the boar's head.
The weight of the jewel is 8.1 grams.

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  1. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Superb, and it goes so well with your earrings!
    But... Not enamel, it is a grisaille miniature on ivory! (I had several of these, on mine the locket was opening)
  2. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 2 years ago
    kyratango, you are a wonder. Great ID. :)
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Kyratango again fantastic helpful comment, thanks and of course for love too!
  4. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    katherinescollections how right you are and for you thank you .
  5. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Agram, it is a pleasure if I can help on your treasures :-)
    Katherine, you're an angel!
  6. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    kyratango there is some technique involved :
    Grisaille is a type of decoration in painted enamel in which the picture or design is in monochrome, usually shades of grey on a white ground. The process involves first applying to the entire surface of a metal base a coating of dark enamel (usually black) that is then fired, then covering in with transparent of translucent white enamel which is fired, after which the design is outlined and developed by successive painting in shades of grey, white and black, in varying thicknesses to that the design appears as if in relief. Sometimes the monochrome is in shades of purple or brown.
    This text is taken from the book: an illustrated dictionary of Jewelry by Harold Newman page 145.
  7. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    You're right for the term applies too to enamel, but on this one, I can assure it is painted on ivory :-)
    Does it open? If yes, it is easy to check.
  8. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Kyratango probably you'r right but unfortunately i cannot open so i cannot check either. But thanks for your information and comment.
  9. Zowie Zowie, 2 years ago
    Hello Agram.m this I love to me it has a Cameo style please keep them coming
  10. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Zowie I will ! Thanks for looking and love.
  11. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Racer4four thanks for your interest and love.
  12. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    kyratango, when I put the pendant hanger on CW, I only watched it when it was already dark. After you comment, I again studied it carefully, now in daylight. I come to the conclusion that indeed you're right. The portrait is not grisaille enameled but hand painted probably on ivory. Once again shows how good it is these professionals meet here. Thank you very much!!!! Can you also have a date to give please?
  13. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Agram, when you thought it was enamel, I seriously worried about your vision, LOL!
    Now you explain it was dark when you posted, I'm quiet :-) Thanks!!!
    For the era, it is later than Georgian (so to say, as no Georgian era in France!) the boar's head hallmark is for 1838/1962 but this 18th revival style place it around 1860 (don't forget fashion was not exactly the same in France than in England...)
  14. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Kyratango thanks for your nice reaction and understanding. Next time i take a better look and nice you gave a more accurate date.
  15. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Forgot to say French historical period, Napoleon III era, Second Empire, 1852/1870.
  16. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Kyratango i hope to be able to help you sometimes.
  17. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Thank you, with all your collections, surely!!!
  18. Zowie Zowie, 2 years ago
    We are very luck well done Agram.m
  19. Zowie Zowie, 2 years ago
    My pleasure & thanks
  20. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Zowie the same to you, thanks for your support.
  21. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
    Whar a sweet, lovely item. Almost brings one to tears!
  22. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    AmberRose, so nice to "meet" you here again. How are you, thanks for love.
  23. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    PostCardCollector, thanks for your poignant comment. This kind of images were in former times much but in this modern age (unfortunately) not. But yes I agree with you, it's a very sweet image. One of the reasons why I love antique jewelry in this "hard"modern world..
  24. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    blunderbuss2, BelleEpoque, Peasejean55, Manikin, Toni1969 and racer4four thank you all for love.
  25. Zowie Zowie, 2 years ago
    That's to easy with beautiful items have a wonderful day
  26. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Zowie thanks I wish you also a wonderful day, but here in my country it's midnight so I hope you wish me a good night sleep!
  27. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    SEAN68, Baylou, Elisabethan, AmberRose, blunderbuss2, BelleEpoque,
    Peasejean55, Manikin, Toni1969 and last but not least racer4four thank you all very much for your attention, interest and love.
  28. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    kyratango please look at my newest snake bracelet because I like to know what kind of mark this is?
  29. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    katherinescollections thanks again for your attention and love

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