An Angel in Silver Soars with Brilliant Blue Lapis

SKU: 2156
£545.00Price
    • This enchanting hallmarked (1903) sterling silver cherub was part of a cloak hook from the Edwardian age, when cloaks were worn and hooks were used to hold them onto the wearer. The hook measures 3cm across.

    • But I cannot see this angel without thinking of the visionary poet William Blake’s poem, which was written above a door in Christopher Wren’s St. James’s church, Piccadily, in London. Blake was baptised here, in 1757. The poems reads:

     

    The Angel that presided ‘oer my birth,

    Said, “Little Creature, formed of Joy and Mirth,

    Go love without the help of any Thing on Earth”.

     

    • This dear silver angel pendant is flanked by four hammered sterling silver flat beads(23mm). These are in fact flat pebbles covered (not plated) in silver.

    • The silver is complimented by the brilliant blue, flat but individually shaped beads (roughly 30mm by 25mm).

    • At the centre, there are two antique Chinese silver and blue enamel beads (15mm).

    • A sterling silver, handmade toggle clasp, has been used because toggle clasps are easy to use and secure. My silver name label is attached at the clasp.

    • The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with its own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.

    • The necklaces measures 44cm (17.5”) long with a 3cm (1.25”) pendant drop.

     

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