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Austro-Hungarian Sapphire St Esprit Enamel Pendant - 0.80ct Natural Sapphire

£835.00
SKU: X0272
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Description:

An exquisite Austro-Hungarian Sapphire Pearl Enamel St Esprit pendant. Boasting a myriad of gemstones and multitude of colours, this majestic beauty oozes decadence from head to toe!

The impressive central cornflower blue natural Sapphire measures 0.80ct, paired with vibrant Emeralds and ten lustrous ivory Pearls, she possesses enough variation to keep you intrigued for a lifetime. Complemented by glossy green, orange, blue and white Enamel details on both sides, this stunning piece is not to be missed! 

Item Details:

ERA: Austro-Hungarian, c.1880. 

MEASUREMENTS: Pendant is 89mm long x 40mm wide (at widest point).
Central Sapphire is 7mm long x 5mm wide. Approx. 0.80ct.
Smaller drop is 3mm long x 3.1mm wide. Approx 0.10ct.
Total approx. 0.90ct.
Quartz/glass bead is 5.1mm in diameter.
Pearls graduate from 1.8mm to 2.9mm in diameter.
Paste and Emeralds are approx. 1.7mm in diameter.
Weight: 11.9g.

MATERIALS: Silver, natural Sapphire centre and smaller drop (tested as by an independent gemologist), Quartz or glass bead (can't be verified because of the abrasions), mixture of natural Emeralds and green Paste stones, Pearl, green, orange, blue and white Enamel.

HALLMARKS: Austro-Hungarian marks on jump ring connecting pendant and bale. Tests as Silver body with Silver gemstone settings and on the top enamel link, with metal links twisted through the Pearls.

Condition:

VERY GOOD. A wonderfully unusual Austro-Hungarian Silver Enamel bird pendant offered in very good antique condition. The Enamelling is in beautiful condition for its age, with only very minor wear and discolouration to note. The gemstones are all securely set and only show light wear. Her Silver has likewise kept beautifully, accruing a light patina and only with the odd ding and dent throughout. This pendant was made circa 1880 and is crafted in the Neo-Renaissance style which was popular at the time and remains very collectible today! The small Pearl chains have been made by hand using silver twisted wire, with the links left unsoldered as was the way at the time, so it is quite delicate. For this reason, we recommend that she is not worn everyday, and is kept for occasional wear!

SHIPPING:

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RETURNS:

You can return your item for a full refund for any reason by simply getting in touch to let us know within 14 days of receiving it.

INCLUDED WITH YOUR ORDER:

This item will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a Lillicoco presentation box, tied up with a pink ribbon. You’ll also receive a handwritten information booklet and free polishing cloth too!

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