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Austro - Hungarian Silver Agate and Garnet Pendant

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    Posted 3 years ago

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    I think this pendant is Austro - Hungarian, but I would like someone to verify this. Why I personally think this is Austro - Hungarian is because of the back. It is silver not marked, with what I think is a green agate in the middle with a cable surround in a gold colour. There are 3 small red garnets in bezels, in the pendant, then three large pear shaped drop garnets suppended from the pendant.
    If it is Austro - Hungarian it would mean that this pendant was made before 1918, when the Austro - Hungarian Empire was disbanded after the First World War.
    Many thanks for looking

    Mystery Solved


    1. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      It's really lovely!
    2. ArtOnTheGo ArtOnTheGo, 3 years ago
      That's a beauty !
    3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Thank you TassieDevil and ArtOnTheGo, your comments are very much appreciated.
    4. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Is it a hallmark just under the top ring in pic 2? It has the shape of the French boar's head for silver :-)
    5. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Hi Kyra, I see what you mean, I'm just soaking the pendant in soapy water. I'll get back to you. :-)
    6. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Wooohhh... Dangerous to soak foiled stones in soapy water! Hope it won't damage the foil :-/
    7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      My goodness I thought they were Garnets, oops panic, had a look everything looks ok. I'm still trying to work out if there is a mark. There are some primitive etched numbers on the the middle panel 5307 which I think could be a auction number. I'm adding a new photo of the back.
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      By the way kyra, thanks so much for your help.
    9. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Foil doesn't mean they aren't garnets :-)
      Just to add brightness and hue.
      Glad there is no damage :-)
      Those faint hand etched numbers were usually done by a jeweller when he did repairs.
    10. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Still can't see if it is a hallmark, try to brush the mark with a broken match or wood toothpick, it won't mark the silver.
    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      I've tried, with tooth brush and tooth pick. Looking at the mark your referring to it doesn't have any mark in the hole.
    12. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      So, must be very clean now! ;-))
    13. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Yep lol.
    14. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 3 years ago
      Yep, Austro.
    15. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Thanks Jewels1900, this is now solved.
    16. fionablack fionablack, 3 years ago
      Very Nice
    17. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Thank you for your lovely comment, fionablack.
    18. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Many thanks
    19. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Many thanks
    20. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      Many thanks


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