An unusual Victorian domed pendant, enamelled black over bright gold with a Greek 'Key' pattern and featuring a very beautiful cabochon of banded agate. The collar set stone is accentuated with a fine twist of gold.
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This pendant is not gold or gold plated, to the best of my knowledge this is 'Pinchbeck'. Pinchbeck is an alloy invented in the early 1700s by one Christopher Pinchbeck - so close to gold in color and weight that it is virtually indistinguishable and retains its bright color with age.
The back is satin finished, unembellished and beautifully smooth.
The cabochon striped cabochon is Scottish banded agate, a deep warm black in color with a vertical white stripe.
The oval pendant measures .9 x 1.1 inches or 23 x 28mm, doming up to 11mm in height. The drop from the chain including the bail is 1.37 inches or 35mm.
Age: mid-late 1800s
Weight: 7.1 gms without the chain
The locket is presented on a new matte black rolo chain 20 inches or 51cm long. Shown on a life size torso in image 3.
Condition: Very good - under magnification I can see that the enamel uneven in a few spots, bare there at actual size. (Visible enlarged in image #2). There are no dents or nasty scratches and the cabochon is perfect. Note: there are tiny holes deliberately drilled top and bottom, part of the maker's process. The pendant has been well cared for.
A Victorian pendant with the 'wow' factor. The color is dramatic, the banded agate just beautiful.
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