Gold ship pendant, enamelled in white and green, the mother-of-pearl hull surmounted by three masts rigging and unfurled sails. On deck, guarded by cannons Venus is seated while her son Cupid, winged, stands behind her. A pearl hangs below the hull, as does the anchor. Suspension loop above. Second half of the 16th century.
Gold and silver oval locket, the front with an outer border of black and white openwork ornament surrounding a line of table-cut rubies enclosing a glass covered cut-out gold enamelled scene of the Nativity, with two angels in the stable adoring the infant Jesus watched by his mother, the Virgin Mary and by St. Joseph set against a blue foil ground...
Pendant in the shape of a dromedary, 16th century, Germany, precious stones, pearls, gild enamel, Height: 10.6 cm, Length: 5.3 cm. Ecouen, musée national de la Renaissance
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.
♥ 16th century-style pendant Date: 19th century Culture: Imitation German or Italian Medium: Gold, enamel, jewels
Stuart (1542-1587) facing in profile towards the right. The frame is red with white details, and the back which is covered with a diaper pattern of red and green stylised floral motifs and white quatrefoils is dated 1566, suspension loop, and formerly hung with pearl drop below. French, 1566.