This gorgeous sterling silver antique Victorian porcelain pendant necklace is hand painted with a romantic portrait of a young girl in a pink cloak with pink roses in her hair, we think she is a Shepherdess.
The portrait is beautifully painted and although she is showing her age with small scratches in the paint we actually think these little flaws add to her very sweet antique charm. There is no deterioration to the paint, the scratches have been caused by knocks over a long period of time so if you store her safely in her Mercy Madge gift box you can certainly avoid further damage.
The portrait is mounted into a sterling silver setting that has a port hole in the back where we can see "31 X" impressed into the porcelain. These romantic pastoral types of portrait plaques were hand-painted in Austria and Italy in the mid to late 19th century. They were imported into Britain and mounted into jewellery so it is likely that 31 X is the design and size code for this particular plaque.
Overall the pendant is in good antique condition with expected signs of wear and age. The silver mount has light surface scratches on the back and and there are a couple of tiny nicks in the bezel around the edge - please see the photos. The built in bale at the top has a fairly large oval jump ring attached and we have added a complimentary sterling silver Belcher chain. Our chains are made in Italy, they are high quality and are fully hallmarked.
A truly charming Victorian pendant and a fab way to connect you to 19th century fashion, ready to wear right out of the box too!
METAL: sterling silver throughout, acid tested
SIZE: 2" (5cm) tall measured from the top of the jump ring to the base, 1-3/8" (3.5mm) wide. Chain 18" (45cm)
WEIGHT: 15.3 grams total (pendant 12.5 grams, chain 2.8)
DATE: circa 1870, Victorian
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Materials: Sterling Silver, Porcelain, Enamel.