A late 19th century enamel, seed pearl and diamond pendant

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Lot 83
A late 19th century enamel, seed pearl and diamond pendant

Sold for £ 24,000 (US$ 30,587) inc. premium

Jewellery

10 Jun 2009, 11:00 BST

London, Knightsbridge

A late 19th century enamel, seed pearl and diamond pendant
The oval medallion possibly depicting the Louis XIV, the Sun King, wearing a table-cut diamond crown with white enamel strawberry leaf detail, his robe further embellished with table-cut diamond and white enamel decoration, within a blue enamel background and white enamel and ropetwist border decorated with three seed pearls, length 3.9cm.

Footnotes

  • During the 19th century there was much interest, particularly in France, in the painted enamels from the late 15th and 16th centuries, leading to the establishment of a workshop for enamelling metal at the Sèvres manufactory in 1845. During the 1860's and 1870's enamels in the Renaissance manner were rejuvenated and further influenced by rococo and neo-classical work, much of it figurative.
    This pendant which although unmarked is probably French, is in the Sèvres manner.
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