Posted 2 years ago
I hope that the many jewelry experts in this forum can help me identify this piece of jewelry! I am a little out of my comfort zone here, knowing very little about jewelry. It belongs to a friend who intended to sell it for nothing on a flea market believing that it was just a piece of cheap bling. But is it?
It is a 3 x 4 cm pendant which can also be used as a brooch. To me the style indicates late 19th century, but the lock on the brooch seems to be later. The pendant consists of a portrait of a woman (enamel? porcelain?), the details on her dress apparently painted on, set in some sort of yellow metal, decorated with white stones and seed pearls.
On the back there are two tiny marks which I can't really make out. The pendant resides in a box which may or may not be original - at least it looks as if it has some age to it. Inside the box, it reads 'Perfecta' and something I can't read.
So, fellow CW members, can anyone identify this? Date, age, country?