A Victorian Renaissance Revival Gem-set Pendant
A Victorian Renaissance revival gem-set pendant, the central cushion shaped faceted ruby set to the centre of an old brilliant-cut diamond encrusted yellow gold 8-point star, set with pearls, rubies and diamonds, set between green and blue guilloche enamel surrounds, all suspended from a yellow gold foliate design, surmounting a three pearl drop, all stones set to yellow gold, circa 1850, measuring 4.2 x 2.5cm, gross weight 13.8 grams
A gorgeous and dramatic mid nineteenth century Renaissance revival pendant. Renaissance revival pendants, also called Holbeinesque pendants, became very popular in the Victorian era as Victorian jewellers discovered sketches of jewellery made by the Northern Renaissance painter Hans Holbein while at the Tudor court in England. This pendant features a central cushion-cut ruby surrounded by a star of scintillating diamonds. Fine enamel detail and further rubies and diamonds as well as lustrous pearls adorn this ornate pendant. This exquisitely crafted and detailed pendant is a wonderful example of Victorian renaissance revival style.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.