Posted 3 years ago
Found this on Ebay Aus last week and it arrived yesterday.
I really did not expect to win it, but I did, for $55.00! Very happy with that.
I have never seen anything quite like it before......the silhouette is under curved glass, and to me looks like a lady wearing a large hat with feathers??
The reverse of the pendant has almost an eye shape with hair work and the letter "R" under glass.
The pendant measures 5.2cm x 3.9cm not including the bail and is a gold colour. There do not appear to be any hallmarks or makers marks on it so I guess it could be pinchbeck as there is a tiny bit of gold worn off the edges. A few tiny dents and scratches but really nothing to worry about.
The title that I have written is how the seller described it, but I am not sure that it is a mourning piece........could just be a sentimental piece. Also the red colour is curious as well!! The bail is really big and does not sit the right way for the pendant to be worn properly......so could it possibly have been for a man as a watch chain fob?
I did find one on Ebay that has a man's silhouette on a green background. I will put the link in comments.
Hope you enjoy seeing my curious pendant, I love it and I would really like to hear your thoughts on it. Thanks, Judy