An incredibly rare Georgian "Pinchbeck" pendant set with a Jasperware porcelain plaque of Cupid that was made in England by Josiah Wedgwood circa 1775. The beautiful portrait of Cupid, the mythological son of Venus, is framed in flower petals and exquisitely modelled in blue Jasperware with white and purple relief.
The pendant crafted in the style of a watch chain fob with a seal is made from Pinchbeck (a Georgian gold substitute made from a secret formula) is lovely quality and beautifully embossed in a floral and foliate pattern. Real Pinchbeck jewellery (made by London chemist Christopher Pinchbeck) that was made in the Georgian period is a rarity and desirable in its own right.
A beautifully feminine and decorative pendant in a dainty size, it is bound to be a 'fob' made just for the ladies and destined to become a treasured love token! Steeped in English history this exquisite pendant would make a unique addition to your antique jewellery collection.
MATERIALS: Pinchbeck gold alloy
DIMENSIONS: fob 1" (22mm) high, jasperware plaque approx. 15x11mm
DATE: Georgian c1770
WEIGHT: 3.2 grams
CONDITION: In excellent antique condition especially given that this pendant is well over 200 years old. There is a tiny chip to the very edge of the porcelain plaque at the top that doesn't affect the image, please refer to the photos. The Pinchbeck is still bright yellow and beautiful! Has been well cared for and treasured!
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- Our photographs are taken with a magnified macro lens to show you every tiny detail, flaws are exaggerated and aren't as noticeable to the naked eye.