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Signed French Enamel Miniature of Venus & Cupid in 18K Pendant Locket

2,800.00
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Signed French Enamel Miniature of Venus & Cupid in 18K Pendant Locket

2,800.00

Description

This is a finely painted enamel miniature of Venus and Cupid from the second half of the 19th century. The plaque is bezel set and surrounded by a black enamel border which is nice framed by rose-cut diamonds and four natural pearls in a hand fabricated setting.

The back of the pendant has small enclosed compartment which currently holds a small piece of blue silk. There is C-shaped clasp with a removable gold pin on a pivoting hinge if you choose to wear this as a brooch. The bail and the pin stem are both hallmarked with the French eagle's head indicating 18 karat gold and a partial maker's mark.

Weight: 18.9 grams

Measurements: 1 3/4" long x 1 5/16" wide x 5/16" deep

Diamonds: .25 total carat weight

Condition notes: There is some minor wear/chipping to the enamel border.

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Description

This is a finely painted enamel miniature of Venus and Cupid from the second half of the 19th century. The plaque is bezel set and surrounded by a black enamel border which is nice framed by rose-cut diamonds and four natural pearls in a hand fabricated setting.

The back of the pendant has small enclosed compartment which currently holds a small piece of blue silk. There is C-shaped clasp with a removable gold pin on a pivoting hinge if you choose to wear this as a brooch. The bail and the pin stem are both hallmarked with the French eagle's head indicating 18 karat gold and a partial maker's mark.

Weight: 18.9 grams

Measurements: 1 3/4" long x 1 5/16" wide x 5/16" deep

Diamonds: .25 total carat weight

Condition notes: There is some minor wear/chipping to the enamel border.