Hearts Afire - Grand Art Nouveau Pendant
As impressive in size as it is in weight, this Art Nouveau heart-shaped pendant is cast from (not plated) with 10k yellow gold. Characteristic of the period, it is embellished with a great three-dimensional surface intricately constructed of delicate curvilinear lines, scrolls, whiplashing as well as graceful stylized botanical forms which create a relief similar to that of repoussé metal. A smooth surface heart motif with twisted wire-like edging is situated directly in the center of the pendant. Although not hollow, we cannot guarantee that the piece is not weighted inside.
Measurements: 1-3/4 inches (4.4 cm) not including bale and 2-3/16 inches (5.6 cm) with by just shy of 1-3/4 inches (4.3 cm) at the widest by ¼ of an inch (0.6 cm) in depth. This antique pendant has a weight of 36.4 grams (23.4 dwt).
Condition: Excellent with just light scratches in the center of the hearts if viewed at some angles. Very minor.
Date: Circa 1900
Overall Scale: Large and substantial in weight.