Presented here is a truly unique Medal Pendant in 18 K solid Gold in three colors - diamond white, blue and gold - of the Virgin Mary, with a halo of rose cut genuine diamonds. The pendant is estimated to date back to the late 19th century.
The pendant, entirely hand-made, presents the highest achieved excellence and fineness of execution.
It has a neat gold design on the complex plique-à-jour enameling with the French eagle hallmark and the Virgin halo is made with rose cut genuine diamonds ( tested).
The total diamond weight is approximately 1 carats. The Virgin portrait is in High relief .
Detailed specifications are as follows:
a) It is oval with 30 x 20 mm dimensions ( ring and bail not counted)
b) Its net weight is 6.84 grams, which is quite heavy. Diamond net weight : approx. 1 carat.
c) It is made using the “Plique-à-jour” technique: Plique-à-jour (French for "letting in daylight") is a vitreous enameling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloisonné, but with no backing in the final product, so light can shine through the transparent or translucent enamel. This is an extremely difficult technique.
d) The pendant is high relief. It is made in France.
e) T It is signed : "F. VERNON" which the signature of Fréderick-Charles Victor de Vernon, a famous French medal engraver - 1858 - 1912.
This is why the medal is dated late 19th. The face design is typical of Art Nouveau. In fact it is dated 4 May 1912 , with a stylized Monogram L G.
But the design is certainly before Vernon passed away. This is why I date it to late 19th Century.
f) The condition of the whole is PRISTINE
g) The chain is NOT included in the offer.
Pictures have been taken so that the beautiful Plique-à-jour effect is well seen.
This extremely rare item, it is also unique and may be considered of museum quality and is highly attractive and extremely well done.
In a Pristine condition, it is definitely a unique heirloom.
Pictures are an intrinsic part of the description . Please use the zoom feature.
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I am ready to refund in totality any item sold by me if you are not fully satisfied with your purchase;
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