Posted 6 years ago
Having just been out of the running to be felled by a flu, I'm now looking again went fine antique jewelry. And this jewel is again one of the best I've found. I'm curious what you think of this.
This Victorian Sterling Silver pendant is set with the most fine micro mosaic which is all circa 1860. Fabulous detail all round, each tiny micro mosaic tile has been hand set in Italy during the 19th Century
To find one as beautiful and pretty as this with pink / white doves is extremely rare.
The pendant has a lovely smoothness which has developed with age.
Original locket in the reverse where you can add your own memories.
Condition is excellent no tile missing. It's in excellent condition all round.
Measures 2.2 inches (5.5 cm) in length including the Silver Micro Mosaic bale, 2 inches (5 cm) without the bale and 1.2 inches (3 cm) across. This is one of my true collectors pieces.
And searching the mark this mystery was solved by Kyra and themuse This shows again how small is the world ! I have this chain and pendant from Germany. I've been looking at marks from many countries but had no idea to look at the marks of my own country. And there lies the clue. The Dutch mark (1894-1906) with 6 (left site image 4) which means only the chain weighs 30 grams.
Themuse was right about the second mark (right site image 4) this is a Dutch dolphin used from 1859-1893.
The pendant probably made approx. 1860s is not marked at all. I don't believe this was made in the Netherlands. Perhaps the first owner bought the pendant (probably Italy) and then this beautiful necklace to make a beautiful match. But this will always remain a mystery. In any case, what could I have done without the help of two fantastic other collectors??