Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Pisces Zodiac Pendant in 18k Gold
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A rare and iconic vintage zodiac pendant by Van Cleef & Arpels. This pisces pendant, and the other designs in this 1960s -1970s zodiac series, was made to recall an ancient roman coin, with the slightly craggy textural qualities you would expect to find in something ancient, and with nicks at the edges that are integral to the design. In ancient times merchants might nick the edge of a gold coin to discover if it was good, and solid, or a clever fugazi. This pendant is inscribed "Van Cleef & Arpels," and "Made in France;" it is marked for 18k gold and for the master Georges L'Enfant on the large bail. These pendants are rarely offered and were never reproduced after their original run in the 1960s - 70s.
c. 1950 - 1960
Pendant measures approx 1" x 1".
The Made in France mark on this pendant/charm is heavily worn, as is the George L'Enfant/18k mark. The Van Cleef & Arpels mark is worn but very clear. The crisp, new-looking marks you often see on these VCA pieces have been recently re-engraved for a fee. This piece ships with a GIA graduate appraisal. Authenticity is guaranteed.