Posted 7 years ago
A very old enameled pendant with a cut steel edge. Probably from the early days of the 19th century. I have also already posted such kind of jewelry, a brooch on CW, which is even older namely from the end of the 18th century (photo 3|)with an edge of cut steel and Silesian meshwork.
The front has cut steel surround and this cut steel has more than 12 cuts which is for sure old dated late 19th century. If there are more than 16 cuts as my de-parure written about this would date it to 1816-17. Cut steel was very expensive and popular in the Georgian era, each piece of steel in attached separately to the frame as this setting.
The enamel of this pendant is beautiful in color including the bright color blue and pink. Reminds me of spring. There is a very small hairline crack in the enamel but that is seen almost exclusively through a magnifying glass.
The pendant is 4.5 inches long