Here is a truly magnificent antique enamel pendant that is destined to be admired each and every time that it is worn, and is simply as beautiful today as when it was made over a century ago.
Made in the early 1900's in 18 carat yellow gold, the gorgeous heart shape is so beautiful with the guilloché enamel, which is the technique of having an engraved design below the surface prior to the enamel, resulting in a lovely design as can be seen here in the beautiful red enamel. Not only does this look so beautiful, but this was done well over a century ago and it still looks as vibrant today as when it was made all those years ago.
With a border of pearls set into that elegant floral design as well as the one in the centre, even the bail for a chain to pass through at the top is set with a pearl as well as one suspended from the bottom completing the look of this gorgeous pendant.
Measuring 20.9mm across by 38mm, this pendant comes with its original velvet lined box, this is one pendant that is destined to always bring a smile to your face when you place it around your neck.
Maker: Burne Bond St Liverpool.
Antique enamel and pearl pendant
Antique enamel and pearl pendant with its original fitted box
What is guilloché enamel?
A brief history on guilloché enamel:
Going back to the 18th Century, guilloché is a decorative technique in which a very precise and repetitive pattern is engraved into an underlying material such as gold or silver and then the enamel applied over the top. After the firing process is completed, it is polished back to a high lustre revealing the engraved pattern below the surface. This technique can be seen on jewellery as well as decorative pieces such as pill boxes, opera glasses and carriage clocks. Often seen in high quality French and Swiss pieces over the century, this is an enamelling technique that has always remained so popular and sought after.
Where is the best antique jewellery store in Sydney?
Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building have been dealing in antique jewellery and watches for over thirty five years. With a large range of jewellery from the Georgian, Victorian and Art Deco eras, right up to today, there will always be something for you.
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