Signed Liberty & Co. Gold Moonstone Pendant
Wispy and undulating 15k yellow gold plays counterpoint to mysterious bluish cabochon moonstones. Nine in all are bezel set and reveal colors from milky white to icy hot cerulean and azure blues. Signed "L & Co." for the famous Arts & Crafts British maker, Liberty & Company. Founded in 1875, a majority of their work was fashioned in silver, rather than this more scarce example of gold. A more modern Italian chain (not from Liberty & Company) has been added.
Measurements: The pendant is 1-1/2 inches (3.7 cm) in length by 1-1/4 inches (3.2 cm) in width and has a depth of 5/16 of an inch (0.8 cm). The chain has a length of 20-3/4 inches (52.7 cm). The pendant and chain weigh 14.5 grams (9.3 dwt).
Hallmarks: 15ct and L & Co for 15k and Liberty & Company. Chain is hallmarked 750 (18k), Indaerre and 1 AR.
Date & Origin: Circa 1890-1900. English in origin. Chain is modern and Italian in origin.