Source of Light Victorian Portrait Necklace in 15k Gold

$ 925.00 

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Source of Light Victorian Portrait Necklace in 15k Gold
Source of Light Victorian Portrait Necklace in 15k Gold
Source of Light Victorian Portrait Necklace in 15k Gold
Source of Light Victorian Portrait Necklace in 15k Gold

A Victorian era necklace, whose centerpiece is a lady's portrait, painted in enamel, on a porcelain disc— the subject sits in a shadowy field, interrupted by a vibrant yellow-green light, whose source originates over her right shoulder. She holds a small bouquet. The contrast of muted and saturated colors make this little painting quite moving. The portrait is held in a smooth bezel, which hangs from a hand-fabricated, two-strand cable chain. Metal is 15k yellow gold. Barrel clasp is marked 15ct. Condition is excellent with age-appropriate discoloration of the unglazed, porcelain reverse of the pendant.

Materials

15k gold
Porcelain
Enamel

Age

c. 1880

Dimensions

Pendant measures approx 35.5 mm (1.4 inches). Chain length is approx 17 inches.

Source of Light Victorian Portrait Necklace in 15k Gold
Source of Light Victorian Portrait Necklace in 15k Gold
Source of Light Victorian Portrait Necklace in 15k Gold
Source of Light Victorian Portrait Necklace in 15k Gold