Presented is a 19th Century large Medallion, of high rarity representing a First Communion scene It is a hand painted miniature on copper and enameled inserted in an 18 Carat Solid Gold frame.
It is made in Limoges France and may be considered unique.
The medallion was framed at a more recent date. The frame is 18 Carat Gold and has a weight alone of 2.30 grams of solid Gold.
Diameter is 47 mm without bail.
Total weight is 12.32 grams
Limoges enamel is a very fine type of enameling using a technique to paint the enamel on the metal surface. This was perfected in Limoges, France in the 15th century. Dark enamel was applied first with subsequent layers of translucent enamel allowing the dark to show through. Areas without enamel were generally gilded.
Pristine condition, excellent state and beautiful design. It is a rare item by the fineness of its work and the high relief enamel and bright colors.
May be worn immediately. It is a great First Communion gift.
The chain is included as a gift: it is a gold plated vintage chain – 55 cm
Pictures are an intrinsic part of the description. Please do not hesitate to ask any question.
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