Presented here is a truly unique Medal Pendant in 18 K solid Gold . It is exceptionnally heavy and high relief. The pendant is estimated to date back to the late 19th century.
The pendant, entirely hand-made, presents the highest achieved excellence and fineness of execution.
It has a neat gold design on the complex plique-à-jour enameling with the French eagle hallmark attesting it is 18 Carat Gold. The Medal is very high relief.
Detailed specifications are as follows:
a) It is round with 28 mm diameter ( ring and bail not counted)
b) Its net weight is 13.25grams, !! This is practically hal a troy ounce and the heaviest Plique a jour medal I have encountered until today.
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 very high relief, wherefrom its thickness and exceptional weight. It is made in France.
e) T It is signed : “F. VERNON” which the signature of Fréderick-Charles Victor de Vernon, a famous French medal engraver – 1858 – 1912.
This is why the medal is dated late 19th. The face design is typical of Art Nouveau. Although not dated, with a stylized very elgant Monogram A M G
But the design is certainly before Vernon passed away. This is why I date it to late 19th Century.
f) The condition of the whole is PRISTINE as new.
g) The chain is included in the offer. The chain is NOT gold but gold plated and although vintage it is newer than the medal.
Pictures have been taken so that the beautiful Plique-à-jour effect is well seen.
This highly rare antique item, is also unique and may be considered of museum quality and is highly attractive and extremely well done.
In a Pristine condition, it is definitely a unique heirloom.
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Please do not hesitate to ask any question.
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