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Silesian Iron Wire-Work porcelain Cut Steel Pendant, ca.1800-1820

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Berlin Iron, Silesian Mesh wor…12 of 25Iron Berlin Plaque Cameo of a Classical Person or GodBerlin Iron Stick Pin (1813 - 1815).
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Rare Silesian wirework and hand painted porcelain portrait pendant . It's quite a coincidence that this same image of Beatrice Cenci as the cover of the new book by Jeanette Hanisee Gabriel about Micro Mosaic this month will be published. See:
    It's a very old jewel of late 18th early 19th century, believed made in Silesia (now Poland). So far, I've found two such jewelry. On internet
    and the other in my possession these two are made with enamel . You can see mine, along with my newest gain on the last picture.
    The pendant is very light in weight only 2.5 gr. and 3.8 x 2 cm.
    As you can see the porcelain has a small scratch and I'd like to update. Therefore, I hereby require the opinion of Kyra(lisation) (Pascale). I hope she will give me .. Either ways and means to scratch I can update.
    Altogether a rare asset that I can add to my small collection Iron Berlin Silesian wirework jewelry.
    If you are interested in this kind of jewelry read my comment on CW:

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      I've never seen anything like that - wonderful!
    2. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Efesgirl and nutsabotash6 thanks for your quick respons and comment. Also for me it's quite rare in any case the handpainted porcelain figure.
    3. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 6 years ago
      That is awesome!!
    4. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      bijoucaillouvintage, Manikin, Peasejean55, Caperkid, aura, vetraio50, JImam , freiheit and Hel1 all thank you very much for your attention.
    5. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Mrstyndall thanks for your compliment and love.
    6. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      I have you to thank for introducing iron work to me Agram, with your previous posts.
      This looks a very special piece. The painting is a wonder, the wire work beautiful. Congratulations!
    7. inky inky, 6 years ago
      So!!!.. beautiful...:-)
    8. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Wow! What a beautiful find!

      The portrait on your pendant is after the portrait of Beatrice Cenci, by Elisabetta Sirani, attributed too to Guido Reni, (Beatrice seems sad on the original painting!).
      Beatrice Cenci — Wikipédia

      This portrait was widely reproduced in 19th jewellery, on porcelain or enamel plaques :-)
    9. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      About the scratch, if you only intend to display the pendant, I'd use watercolour to mask it, but leave the "repair" uncovered, in order to keep the general original finish ...
    10. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      The German porcelain firm KPM produced fine repros of striking portraits of old masters:

      (You can see on this page repro of my little Neapolitan fisher boy!)
    11. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      racer4four thank you for your compliment and love. It is always very nice for me to have other collectors to inform my own discoveries. So here too!
    12. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      inky thanks for attention, compliment and love!
    13. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Kyra, mystery solved thanks to your knowledge ! You're here again with you invaluable advice. Thank you!!
    14. Bluboi Bluboi, 6 years ago
      Lovely wirework pendant. These are rare because the material is so fine, yet made of iron, so it rusts. Getting one is such good condition is a true find. I have never seen one with a portrait before -- typical pieces are just wirework though the makers were quite expressive using lots of different buttons, paillettes, etc.

      For a write up on Beatrice Cenci, I have a micromosaic of her in my albums at this link:

      Sorry in advance if I shouldn't place links in my posts....
    15. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Woahhh... I forgot your post Bluboi!
      And that you had all the Beatrice Cenci portrait history and original painting attribution... thanks for the link which refreshed memories :-D
    16. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Bluboi thank you so much for the quick response, love and expert commentary. I'm very glad you agree that this pendant surely is a rare find.
      What a wonderful Micro Mosaic pendant Cenci, GREAT MICRO MOSAIC WORK AND VALUABLE!
    17. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      kerry10456 thanks for attention and love.
    18. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      TassieDevil thank you for love.
    19. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      kittypower and davyd286 thank you two for your love
    20. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Great! Interesting mix with the cut Steel.
    21. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      Elisabethan, thanks for your compliment and love

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