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This is a fabulous Georgian silver pendant, dating to the late 18th century. The jewel is set with a foiled amethyst paste, cut with an intricate arrangement of facets. The drop hangs from a secondary suspension pendant, set with a button-shaped pearl. This jewel would have been worn to crown the décolletage, from a pearl or silver chain. A stunning piece of wearable antique jewellery in excellent condition.
OBJECT: Drop Pendant
DATE: c. 18th century
SIZE: 52mm (entire length with drop) x 20mm x 14mm x 10mm
WEIGHT: 8.7 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. Somerset private collection, Bath.