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    Posted 5 months ago

    Peasejean55
    (505 items)

    Well these days it's not normal for me to do random buys, usually I stick to my arts and crafts. This necklace got me hooked, I love everything about it, I just couldn't help myself, I bought it.
    Everything about it for me is beautiful, I love the enamelling work the themes, even the back is enamelled.
    So what do I think? I'm thinking it's probably Swiss, period Georgian or early Victorian, I'm thinking Pinchbeck which is an alloy of copper and zinc, yet again I could be completely wrong. I would love to know your thoughts.
    I will change the photos when I’m back in Blighty.

    Many thanks for looking

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 months ago
      Another very beautiful find!!
    2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 months ago
      Hi Scott, A mystery, I fell in love with it, love that enamelling, just takes my breath away. I might be thinking differently when I have it in my hands, but ehhh sometimes you have a gamble, we shall have see.
      I hope your ok were you are Scott, I’ll be glad when we get back to some normality.
    3. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 5 months ago
      From what I can see from your photos, I think the enameling might be Guilloche. and started 18th century in France.

      {{ Guilloche refers to an engraving technique with a very precise intricate pattern is mechanically etched in fine detail. The gullioche is then enameled and the pattern shows through the enamel. }} Lori
    4. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 5 months ago
      I should add that it is a wonderful piece, very nice. and would be Victorian Era.
    5. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 months ago
      Thank you so much for the useful information, RichmondLori that’s my research for today. I’m hoping it’s arriving at my friends house later so will be able to get better photo’s. I can’t wait to see it and have a proper look at the detail. :)))
    6. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 months ago
      On my second photo there is a similar design, would you agree.
    7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 months ago
      New photo of this necklace. I was also fortunate that the seller gave me some earrings to compliment this necklace. On each panel their is the same bird engraved in different coloured enamelled on of the 12 panels. The back the panels are guilloched. I think this necklace is a Grand tour memento probably early Victorian, definitely Swiss, not sure about the earrings..
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 months ago
      http://theantiquesalmanac.com/grandtour.htm
      I’m not sure this will help with the grand tour, it’s the only thing I could find of interest on the subject.
    9. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 months ago
      https://www.langantiques.com/university/micromosaic/
      This is a interesting area of jewellery and other item around the world .
    10. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 months ago
      Many thanks

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