Elaborate Silver & Paste Flower Basket Pendant with Bird

$ 895.00
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An ornate silver pendant in the shape of a vase of flowers is set with colorful paste gems, marcasites and half pearls. This pendant's giardinetti or "little garden" motif was a popular one in the 1800s: an elaborate loving cup overflows with pink, green and blue paste-set flowers. A pearl-studded bird hovers above it. Marked 800 for its silver fineness, 800 grade silver is 800 parts out of 1000 silver. The piece would have been made in Continental Europe, where 800 silver was in common use in the 1800s. The pendant hangs from a large silver bale, and the chain is a sterling silver modern replacement. This pendant dates to the mid 1800s.

Details.....The pendant measures 1.08" wide and 1.96" long, with bale. In Very Good Antique Condition. You should always expect some wear on antique jewels, we consider it to be part of their charm.

Item #N6606