Silver Gilt Pendant Star Shape (No9)
Material: silver applied with 24ctr gold coat
Height: 3 cm Weight: 3 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.
The pendant is made in silver, in very fine filigree technique, in elaborated and meticulous manner. It is in a shape of a six point star formed of intricately convoluted filigree. The star is applied with six petals flower motive also in filigree. In the center of the flower there is a small silver pellet (grain) within very fine silver wire forming another tiny flower. In this way the opulent and three-dimensional effect is achieved on this rather small piece of jewellery.
According to the style pendant could be dated at 1940’s – 1950’s.
The silver pendant is newly applied with 24ctr gold coat by electroplating.
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.