Gold & Ruby Jewelled Pendant of the Virgin

Gold & Ruby Jewelled Pendant of the Virgin

Code: 10138


This is a wonderful Baroque gold and jeweled pendant, dating to the early 17th century. It is set with a French Limoges enamel plaque of the Virgin Mary, with a scalloped bezel. It is possible this plaque is a later addition to the pendant which appears much earlier. The frame is adorned with eight table cut rubies, in tightly rubbed settings. The suspension loop appears to be a later replacement, possibly c. 1680 when the enamel was set. The main jewel would date to c. 1600 - 1650. 

OBJECT: Pendant

CULTURE: Baroque

DATE: c. 17th century

MATERIAL: Gold, Ruby, and enamel

SIZE: 31mm x 22mm x 4mm

WEIGHT: 4.12 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. property of a Mayfair gentleman