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Pendant

Pendant

  • Place of origin:

    Switzerland (made)

  • Date:

    probably early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pierced gold with filigree and black enamel and a pendent pearl

  • Museum number:

    9082-1863

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Gold pendant with the sacred monogram ‘IHS’ hanging from a crown. The letters are cut out of sheet gold in a cursive script, highlighted in black enamel, and linked at top and bottom with wire scrolls decorated with granules. They hang loosely from a curved crown also decorated with black enamel and applied granules. At the base of the centre section with the monogram is a pendent pearl.

Place of Origin

Switzerland (made)

Date

probably early 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Pierced gold with filigree and black enamel and a pendent pearl

Dimensions

Height: 3.7 cm, Width: 1.9 cm, Depth: 0.4 cm

Descriptive line

Gold openwork pendant of the monogram 'IHS' hanging from a crown, enamelled black with a pendent pearl, Switzerland, probably early 19th century.

Materials

Gold; Pearl

Techniques

Filigree; Enamelling

Subjects depicted

Sacred Heart; Crowns (headdresses); Monograms

Categories

Christianity; Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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