- This intricately crafted, antique French, (Circa 1880) silver pendant is quite special because it has an armorial design in the centre. The delicate filigree of silver, recalls the grand iron gates of a large estate, (which seems fitting to the armorial crest and crown). Although there is no silver mark, the pendant has been tested as silver. It measures 1.75” (4.5cm) L x 1.25” (3cm) W. The actual silver background is only 3 mm deep, but the armorial makes it 5mm. The pendant hangs on 3mm handmade silver beads by the Karen hill tribes in Thailand.
- At the centre of the necklace, sit two wonderfully carved, vintage, Tibetan silver beads (16mm).
- Bamboo coral (22m L x14mm W) in their natural, bamboo shape, forms the main part of the necklace, punctuated by silver discs (11mm) and baroque, gunmetal grey, freshwater pearls(15mm).
- A handmade sterling silver 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 necklace is 18” long (46cm).
- Price £550
Exquisite, French Victorian, Silver Pendant Graces a Necklace of Coral and Pearl