ANTIQUE FRENCH 18K GOLD DIAMOND GEMSTONE & ENAMEL SWALLOW LOCKET PENDANT c1880
An antique French, solid 18 carat gold pendant; beautifully made, with a filigree hinge section to the base, an applied motif set with seed pearls below a diving swallow, with enamel highlights and inset with tiny pearls, rose cut diamonds, pale sapphires, rubies and emeralds, and a further pearl drop to the mouth, and a currently empty hinged locket section to the back.
Wow - such a beautiful and distinctive example...terrific quality, very collectible & so wearable!
CONDITION: All original and very, very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use. One or two very faint dents here & there, barely noticeable
DATE/MARKS: Around 1880. French gold control mark.
DIMENSIONS: 63 x 37 mm overall (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 23.8 grams.