FINE QUALITY ANTIQUE 18K GOLD BLACK SLAVERY / ABOLITIONIST PENDANT c1800's
An antique solid 18 carat gold (tests thereabouts) pendant; beautifully made, with black enamel highlights, and a finely made 3-d silver blackamoor to the centre, wearing a pearl-set collar (of hollow construction). Possibly an abolitionist movement piece.
Exceptionally unusual & superb quality...so collectible & wearable too!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Slightest signs of wear & a few scratches here & there commensurate with age and use. Probably missing drops / chain adornment to collar, of no real consequence. Some enamel wear & loss. Please see pictures for overall condition.
DATE/MARKS: 19th century. Possible traces of marks to lower edge, possibly old repair? see pics.
DIMENSIONS: 49 x 28 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 8.6 grams.