Georgian 12k Gold Reverse Painted Essex Crystal Mourning Pendant and Chain

$ 450.00
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- Georgian Mourning Pendant
- c. late 18th century to early 19th century
- 12k rose gold, Essex crystal, uncultured seed pearls, hair, pinchbeck chain

Striking for both its design and its craftsmanship, this antique mourning pendant features a reverse-painted Essex crystal frontispiece with a wonderfully skillful miniature church scene behind. Up front, a lone figure with a hat and walking stick seems to watch as we approach by boat from the foreground water -- this is a lovely composition that invites the viewer in. A fine halo of seed pearls completes the design.

Some hair is enclosed. Nicely matching pinchbeck chain included.

- Length: 1 5/16" / 3.33 cm, including bail
- Width: 3/4" / 1.82 cm
- Chain length: 16.5" / 42 cm

Excellent antique; some dents to back of pendant. Crystal is pristine. One pearl appears to be a later replacement, but is a very fine match.
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