Lot 5 - Gold, seed pearl and enamel pendant, circa 1700
Pendant Place of origin: Europe (probably, made) Date: ca. 1620-30 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Enamelled gold and rock crystal
Gold, varicoloured enamel and diamond pendant, centred on figure of the Infant Christ, enthroned beneath a canopy, globe in one hand, the other raised in benediction, between two table cut diamonds in four petal (quatrefoil) settings, and above a third, larger, similarly set, applied to a backplate of open scrolls with forget-me-nots. Three hanging pearls, c.1600.
Dragon pendant / toothpick, composed of gold, enamel, pearls and gemstones. Circa 1550 - 1600.
Felipe II Cameo Pendant c 1555. Materials: Gold, laminated agate, diamond, pearl, enamel. Milan Italy
Pendant-Circa 1560 Excerpt: Diamond jewels were an intrinsic part of living nobly; they were a conspicuous emblem of wealth and were also believed by many to be endowed with magical powers. On this pendant, the diamonds have been arranged in the form of the monogram IHS.
Spanish Pendant with the Penitent Saint Jerome, mid-17th/early 18th century Gold, enamels, emeralds, baroque pearl, and pearls
The front of the cross is set with table cut diamonds in plain gold rimmed settings, and where the arms and upright meet at the centre there are stylised enamelled lilies, echoing those at the four extremities. The back is enamelled with a pattern of flowers and leaves in colours on a white ground. Spain or Austria, c. 1620. Click for source and additional commentary by Diana Scarisbrick
pendente do séc XVII- uso de esmalte colorido sobre ouro e perolas barrocas (irregulares) a pender. A composição é simétrica, mas dentro desta simetria há assimetrias.