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A superbly crafted original LIMOGES enamel pendant

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Posted 5 years ago


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A superbly crafted original Limoges enamel pendant with original silver mount. Limoges is not only the birthplace of the well-known porcelain artists; since the Middle Ages an industry of decorative artists schooled in fine quality enamel on copper was also based there. This particular piece depicts a young Lady (Holy Mary?) in profile. Her face is exquisitely portrayed with fine detail and tonal qualities. The use of metallic shimmering enamels can be seen in the bonnet and dress. She is profiled against the classic royal blue enamel.
The enamel is in good condition with only one loss near the nose but fortunately not in the face. The palette and rendering of realistic tone and decorative features are superb.The back of the pendant is also enamelled to strengthen the piece. It is signed Bardonnaud Limoges. It dates to around 1890 - early 1900s.

The pendant measures 4 cm (1.5 inches) top to bottom and 2 cm (0.9 inch) wide. The enamel is set in a silver frame full little Marcasites.
This pendant makes a wonderful match (you could call it a demi-parure) with my already 2 years ago showed brooch here on CW. See link:
I adore the wonderful blue colors of the enamel. Don't you agree??

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  1. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
    musikchoo you'r so quick in respons! Thanks for loving.
  2. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
    Hoi Kevin, thanks for loving
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
    Newtimes, thanks for the support and loving
  4. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
    vintagejewel again, thanks a lot for loving
  5. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
    BHock45 thanks a lot for loving
  6. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
    Vertrai050 thank for your support and loving
  7. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
    BELLIN68 nice to "see" you again and thanks for loving
  8. Maltamary Maltamary, 5 years ago
    The beautiful lady on your piece of jewelry reminds me a lot of pictures I have seen of Saint Fabiola although I have only seen her wearing a red veil.

    "Her story became popular in the late 19th century, and an 1885 portrait of her by a French academician, Jean-Jacques Henner, that is now lost, has since been endlessly copied around the world. Appearing on postcards, posters and religious trinkets, Fabiola has been a beloved subject for countless painters, most of them amateurs. The portrait’s format is almost always the same: Fabiola is seen in profile facing left, her head covered by a rich red veil."
  9. davyd286, 5 years ago
    Virgin Mary is traditionally depicted wearing a blue head covering after she has had the baby.
  10. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    I agree! How are you Agram?
  11. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
    Maltamary thanks a lot for your extensive comment, I'm sure it's very interesting for all the readers as it is for me. Also thanks for loving
  12. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
    Davyd268 thanks for your helpful comment. You know a lot about the history and fabricating of antique and vintage jewelry. I'm sure a lot of people will appriciate as I do.

  13. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
    AmberRose thanks as always for loving. I'm well and always grateful for my treasures and always busy in collecting. That's nice to do. But of course it's not the most important in life. We are longing here for summer! How are you??
  14. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
    nldionne thanks for loving
  15. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
    AR8Jason. Hello Kevin,
    What a pity that you leave CW. You're one of those with a lot of knowledge of antique and vintage jewelry and assited your knowledge with a lot of us, collectors. Moreover, it was for you never too much trouble everything as good as possible to describe or explain. In short, you leaving on CW is a loss for many collectors.
    Obviously I will be happy to ask your counsel and advise to use through your private mail data to your counsel and advice as possible. You'll hear from me!!
  16. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
    Moonstonelover21 thanks for your loving. I always enjoy your beautiful jewels and your interesting comment.
  17. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
    nldionne and miKKoChristmas11 thanks for your loving
  18. nldionne nldionne, 5 years ago
    You are welcome Agram, beautiful as always. Have a great day.
  19. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
    nldionne, thanks I wis you too and thanks for the nice comment

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