Holbeinesque Garnet & Enamel Pendant
$7550.00 USD Item: N1082
"Holbeinesque" jewelry was one of the early manifestations of the 1870s Renaissance revival style, characterized by a large oval gemstone mounted in gold and enameled with the ubiquitous quatrefoil motif. This magnificent pendant is a supreme example. The central oval garnet cabochon is surrounded by this quatrefoil design in red, green and blue champlevé enamel on 18kt gold interspersed with six square set chrysoberyl jewels. A beautifully enameled bale sits atop the pendant and an additional enamel fitting secures a diamond shaped drop of 4 square cut chrysoberyls accented with a trefoil design of three golden orbs. The reverse is almost as stunning with its elaborately hand engraved scroll and floral design surrounding an oval glass hair locket compartment.
Condition: Very Good; scratches on the garnet
Measurement: 2 5/8" in length by 1 1/4" in width
Gross Weight: 10.5 dwt (17.7 grams)
Circa: 1870-1880; English in origin
NOTE: Unsigned but most likely Hancock's of London