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Georgian Sepia Urn & Pearl Pendant

$3,000

A remarkable Georgian mourning pendant with a minute sepia miniature of an urn haloed by delicate wreaths formed in rose cut diamonds and seed pearls - all atop a deep purple enamel ground. The whole exquisite scene is framed in pearls and surmounted by a bow. The reverse side holds a hair locket with the initials "ET".

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  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), purple enamel, seed pearls, rose cut diamonds, sepia miniature, glass, hair

  • Age

    c. 1800

  • Condition

    Very good - some of the tiny pearls the interior wreath have become dislodged; surface wear to the glass lenses commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    2" x 1"

Georgian

Aboutthe

GeorgianEra

17141837

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Hair Jewelry:Worn in Remembrance

Jewelry made from hair allowed the bereaved to keep their loved one with them always.