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Posted 4 years ago

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I would like to let you enjoy one of the most beautiful LOCKET PENDANT with chain I've seen in recent time. In the locket can placed two photos. On each side the same makers 'mark: M & S. (see photo 4)
This locket is made of an enameled picture of a lady who scatters flowers. At the back the French text: PORTE-BONHEUR (door of happiness). Both, the front and the back of the locket pendant is decorated in beautiful Niello patterns as the bail. The size of the locket is 6 x 3.5 cm incl bail.
The necklace is of very nice silver filigree links interspersed with 6 Niello links. The total length is 55 cm.

With the good suggestion (thanks again !) of our fellow collector Davyd286 and one day and a half of intensive tracking the data I have found the hallmarks of this necklace and pendant .
The author is Georg Adam Scheid who was born in Schönau, Baden, Württemberg, Germany on July 28, 1837. He started his apprenticeship in 1853 and operated afterwards in Pforzheim and Stuttgart. In 1858 he came to Vienna and entered the workshop of the gold , silver goods producer and jeweler Michael Markowitsch in Vienna - Austria . He married one of Markowitsch 's Daughters and in 1862 the company was renamed Markowitsch & Scheid and ADOPTED the mark M & S. It was located in Sandwirtgasse 8 , and then in Gumpendorfer Straße 83 Vienna .
The marks on photo number 4, M & S and what as I see as a dog's head and a 3 and moreover, I discovered some more marks on one of the little switches of the necklace which I can conclude that this Georg Adam Scheid was the maker and that this pendant was created in 1867 .

All in all a fantastic find that I have acquired according to my personal taste . Moreover, as almost all recruited by me jewelry !

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  1. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 4 years ago
    Wow... It's gorgeous....
  2. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    DrFluffy, thanks for your quick reaction and loving. I fully agree, it's gorgeous.
    Wishing you a good weekend!
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    blunderbuss2 thanks for looking and loving
  4. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    aghcollect thanks for your interest and loving
  5. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    freiheit nice to "meet"you here again . Thanks for loving, have a good weekend!
  6. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    Dazzling! Just love it. At first I thought Victorian but it seems too happy.
  7. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    AmberRose thanks for loving and you comment. I just have no idea about the time period. Who can advise? Do you know somebody??
  8. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    walksoftly and vetrai050 thank you both for your interest and loving.
  9. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    Moonstonelover21 thanks for looking and loving
  10. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    Sarahoff thanks for loving
  11. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    I thought Moon might know...hint...
  12. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    Newtimes thanks for loving. Do you recognize the marks or do you have any idea if the origin??
  13. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    AmberRose thanks for your suggestion I’ll hope she will read your suggestion!
  14. davyd286, 4 years ago
    It could be Markowitsch & Scheid (Vienna, Austria 1862-1881).
  15. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    Davys286 thank you very much, you are the first with comment and suggestion. I will make a quest and let you know what I find !! Wishing you a good day!
  16. Newtimes Newtimes, 4 years ago
    Whoa! Such a great discovery! Congratulations Agram! Its always a thrill to find out more about the jewelry you own!
  17. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    Newtimes, thanks a lot for your nice and friendly comment. Indeed it's always fantastic to find out more about your jewelry!
  18. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
    Wow! Sooo nice! It has all to be cherished.
    A little precision, the text spells Porte-bonheur with the big B and the N in the O between PORT and HEUR!
    You really don't need a "porte-bonheur" as you are so lucky allready ;-)
    Data is a great help in identifying our treasures... Good job!
  19. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    valentino97 thanks for loving
  20. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    kyratango thanks for your helpful comment. I know the French expression Porte-Bonheur thanks to your comment I looked better at the back site of the locket and see that is indeed : Port-Bonheur. And yes, you are right I am lucky with all my treasures, but I know very well that is not the most important in life!
  21. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    Decotrinkets thank you so much loving
  22. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    Bratjdd thanks for your interest and loving
  23. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    Elisabethan thanks for your interest and loving!
  24. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    freiheit thanks for loving
  25. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 4 years ago
    I don't know how I missed your post, but thanks for pointing it out. This indeed is an earlier example, in wonderful historismus, the quality is amazing! I think the M&S pieces are actually rarer than the G.A.S. ones. But all beautiful in any case :)
  26. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    BelleEpoque thanks for your nice comment and loving. And all bought in our good old homeland!
  27. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    SEAN68 thanks for loving.
  28. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    Manikin thanks for loving.

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