Presented here is a truly unique Medal Pendant in 18 K solid Gold in two colors – white and yellow, of our Lady of Montserrat which is estimately dating back to 1920 – 1930.
It is unique because of its sophisticated 100 percent hand made work with a rarely seen fineness of execution. Furthermore it has a complex Plique-à-jour design as well as a classical enameling. To top all this, it has two colors of gold ( not hallmarked but tested) and 9 diamonds ( tested) of an estimated weight of 0.4 carats. The representation of the Lady of Montserrat is in high relief gold adding to its uniqueness.
Detailed specifications are as follows:
a) It has measurements of 40 x 35 mm (with the bail on which is a diamond).
b) Its weight is a very heavy 12.85 grams of Solid 18K Gold ( 0.42 Troy ounce)
c) It is made using the “Plique-à-jour” technique : Plique-à-jour (French for “letting in daylight”) is a vitreous enameling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloisonné, but with no backing in the final product, so light can shine through the transparent or translucent enamel. This is an extremely difficult technique.
d) The pendant is high relief and my personal opinon about its origin is both France and Spain. The reason for this is the fact that the pendant is made of two parts that are soldered- one with Plique-à-jour part, very probably made in France, and the other with the white gold frame made in Spain, where the adulation for the Lady of Montserrat is very widely spread.
e) The chain in the picture is NOT gold but Vermeil, which is Gold plated Sterling Silver. It is included as a gift in the offer. 50 cm – 20 inches chain.
Pictures have been taken so that the beautiful Plique-à-jour effect is well seen.
This extremely rare item, it is also unique and may be considered of museum quality and is highly attractive and extremely well done. In a Pristine it is definitely a unique heirloom.
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