Antique French Plique-a-Jour St. Mary Gold Pendant

Sitting in the glassed-in sunroom of an English Garden flat is really the best place to buy your jewelry. Nothing does as right by jewels as sunlight. I was sitting at a round glass dining table in such a room, in such a flat, on such a sunny day when the lovely lady who was showing me her wears carefully unwrapped this stunningly beautiful pendant. I immediately held it up in my hand to get the full effect of the ‘light of day’, plaque á jour enamel. Gorgeous.

This fantastic pendant was hand crafted in 18 karat gold and features a praying Virgin Mary at the center, she is surrounded by blue plique windows and clusters of red plaque flowers. The plique does have a little few areas of damage, as they so often do, most notably there is a small bit of enamel missing at the very top and there is a very tiny hole at the bottom right, I was happy to forgive it because overall it’s a very special piece. The top bale is marked with the French eagle’s head mark and a French makers mark. The pendant measures 30.4 mm north to south and 18.6 mm across, it weighs 2 grams.

Just a note, the dark portion of enamel at the bottom of the pendant in the first couple of photos is from the poster tack that we use in shooting our pictures, there’s no damage or discoloration in this area.

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Item ID: PT1118108V



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