Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Pendant

In Fine Jewelry > Pendants > Show & Tell.
Midnight1208's loves279 of 1029Antique tiger claw stone pendant Vermeil and silver set  Silver pendant
19
Love it
0
Like it

Collectables59Collectables59 loves this.
JImamJImam loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
scottvezscottvez loves this.
TreyTrey loves this.
auraaura loves this.
Midnight1208Midnight1208 loves this.
kerry10456kerry10456 loves this.
valentino97valentino97 loves this.
VladimirVladimir loves this.
Virginia.vintageVirginia.vintage loves this.
wpjwpj loves this.
ElisabethanElisabethan loves this.
kyratangokyratango loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
austrohungaroaustrohungaro loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
LOUMANALLOUMANAL loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
See 17 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 7 years ago

    Peasejean55
    (495 items)

    Any ideas, it marked 15ct on the back. I don't know anything about this type of jewellery. I think it's antique. Thanks

    Mystery Solved
    logo
    Pendants
    See all
    Sterling Silver MEMORY TUBE Charm for Bracelet PENDANT Mint Condition VINTAGE
    Sterling Silver MEMORY TUBE Charm f...
    $30
    Sterling Silver ENAMEL Tabby ORANGE CAT Charm for Bracelet PENDANT Kitty Jewelry
    Sterling Silver ENAMEL Tabby ORANGE...
    $24
    14ct gold diamond pendant necklace, heavy 7.3 grams not 18ct or 9ct
    14ct gold diamond pendant necklace,...
    $113
    Vintage CANDY CANE Charm for Bracelet PENDANT Sterling Silver ENAMEL Christmas
    Vintage CANDY CANE Charm for Bracel...
    $24
    logo
    Sterling Silver MEMORY TUBE Charm for Bracelet PENDANT Mint Condition VINTAGE
    Sterling Silver MEMORY TUBE Charm f...
    $30
    See all

    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Lovely! Aesthetic Movement?
    2. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 7 years ago
      Hi Jean, me again. You have a lovely bit of Victorian Ascetic Movement here. The heron is a common theme. It looks like some rose gold overlay on the flower & butterfly. How big is it? Most commonly, you'll find them in silver & in brooch form but I can't tell what your's originally was. If small, possibly an earring?
    3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Hi again, the size is approx 1.25 it was a brooch, there was no pin when I brought it so I converted it in to a pendant.
    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Do you want me to take a photo of the back?
    5. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 7 years ago
      Hi Jean. That makes sense. I've seen a few victorian brooches converted to pendants recently. They look good, like yours!
    6. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      I've tried to photograph the back. You can see at one time it was a brooch. At the top there is a triangle with 15 ct within it. This topic is so interesting. I have other things to put on this site later. The one thing I'm really interested in, is the filagee silver bracelet, I have put it on this site, it is so beautiful, it's worth nothing, but it did start me on the path to antique jewellery, it's a special piece for me
    7. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 7 years ago
      Hi Jean, this looks like it might have held a locket closure in the back.
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Interesting. It's not very heavy, how did they do the engravings and the Heron, and Butterflies stands out, plus the flower.
    9. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 7 years ago
      No, this is not a mourning style. There was a very perscribed dress code for mourning during this period including jewellery.

      Lots of Victorian brooches had a photo or hair locket on the reverse. Hair is not always mourning. It can symbolise romantic love, family love or just used as a material to make jewellery from. You could buy booklet instructions on how to weave your own hair jewellery at home which lots of Victorian women did as a past time.

      Anyway, it looks like it has a lip on the reverse to hold something in, it may have originally supported a locket frame. Like this one (which is also a brooch converted to a pendant) - http://www.rubylane.com/item/730716-RL000951/Unusual-Antique-Victorian-Amethyst-Set-Silver
    10. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 7 years ago
      They overlay with gold to get the 3D look & feel. It's an imitation of the original Japanese mixed metal work jewellery that was available at the time. Most commonly you see silver overlaid with yellow, rose & sometimes a green tinted gold or gold leaf.

      Once the Samuri were disbanded in Japan, their sword smiths started making jewellery for the English market, it is very fine overlay work called shakudo. This is the English copy. I have a good piece of shakudo, two frogs carrying a third in a divan chair.
    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      I see what you mean by being a locket, I looked at the website. It would be nice to put it back to its a original use. I do also think it was a brooch. I'm going to put another photo from the side
      Fascinating the history of shakuda jewellery. At least it kept the sword smiths in work.
    12. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Thank you
      Vetraio 50
      LOUMANAL
      aghcollect
      Racer
      austrohungaro
      SEAN68
      Kyra
      Elisabethan
    13. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Thank you
      PhilDavidAlexanderMorris
    14. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Many thanks
      wpj
    15. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      CindB
      freiheit
    16. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      PatSea
      Virginia. Vintage
    17. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      Vladimir
      CindB
    18. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks Valentino .
    19. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      Kerry
    20. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Thank you bratjdd for your comment, this pendant was one of my first acquisitions. :-)
    21. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Many thanks
      bratjdd
      Midnight
      aura
    22. Trey Trey, 5 years ago
      Very nice:)
    23. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      I've added some photos after its makeover. My friend decided to give it a modern look with the Labradorite stone, while keeping the Victorian escetic original look. So it's now antique and modern. I wonder what your thoughts are, I would be interested to know.
    24. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      Beautiful:)
    25. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Thank you Trey :-)
    26. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Many thanks

      Trey
      brunswick
      Scottvez
      racer
      Jlmam
    27. Collectables59 Collectables59, 3 years ago
      Lovely item. Neil
    28. Collectables59 Collectables59, 3 years ago
      You really do have some beautiful pieces. Neil

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.