Silver Gilt Pendant Tear Shape with Turquoise Inset (No6)
Material: silver applied with 24ctr gold coat
Height: 3.5 cm Weight: 2 g
Period: middle of the 20th century
Origin: Balkan, Adriatic Coast,
The pendant appertains to the type of the Balkan jewellery emerged around the middle of the 19th century and remained popular until the middle of the 20th century. This jewellery is distinguished by the combination of the newly adopted latest Western European stiles and the traditional local crafting techniques, such as filigree and granulation. Thus the intrinsic style was created, at first in the urban environment where jewelers were more open to various influences. Hence the style can be identified as urban style. Thereafter the new style was adopted in the rural environment, reflecting on the ethnographic jewellery too.
The pendant is made in silver, in the combination of filigree and granulation techniques, in elaborated and meticulous manner. It is of elegant tear shape made of refined filigree and applied with two small silver pellets (grains) within tiny silver wire circles forming two small flower motives. In the lower part there is a turquoise inset.
According to the style pendant could be dated at 1940’s – 1950’s.
The silver pendant is newly applied with 24ctr gold coat.
It the past only the most the most luxurious examples of jewellery were originally gold-plated. We introduced the novelty in our selection of local silver jewellery creating the collection of genuine and unique antique silver jewellery with newly applied gilding.
This collection is created exclusively for our Luštica Bay gallery.
All the presented dates are given to the best of our knowledge. For all further information please contact us.
For additional reading please see Balkan Silver.