A Georgian Topaz Cross Pendant
A Georgian topaz cross pendant, to the centre an octagonal-cut topaz, each arm set with a window-shape faceted topaz terminating to three small round faceted topazes, the cross suspended by an octagonal-shape topaz and gold pendant loop, the topazes estimate to weigh 13 carats in total, all mounted in yellow gold with bead and wire work decorations, circa 1810, measuring approximately 6.8cm x 4.5cm, gross weight 7.7 grams.
An exceptional topaz cross pendant. This Regency-era piece features a cross made from honey-hued topaz and decorated with delicate yellow gold wirework. Jane Austen was given a topaz cross in 1801 by her brother, now is on display at the Jane Austen House Museum, indicating the popularity of this style during the era. This cross is much more ornate than Jane Austen’s, however, with the elaborate and fine wirework that became popular in the 1810s and 1820s. This gorgeous pendant would look perfect hung from a gold chain.
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.