Gold and pearl pendant “Ismerie”

$618

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Description

Magnificent pendant from the Napoleon III era that can also be worn as a brooch. Made of 18-carat yellow gold, this elegant jewel is set with a central cultured pearl and decorated with fleurons.

  • Size: 2.8 cm without the ram and 3.6 cm with
  • Weight: 4.51 g
  • Eagle head hallmark

This unique piece had a previous life in France.

The story: Antique jewelry from the Napoleon III era refers to the creations of French jewelers from the 1850s to 1870s. They distinguish themeselves by a particular work of carvings and enamels. The  mounts of the latter were often made of yellow gold and 18-carat rose gold. At that time, fine pearls were particularly popular and were found in various shapes, from the drop to the pear or baroque-style.