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c1900 Austro-Hungarian Bird Pendant

$2,850
c1900 Austro-Hungarian Bird Pendant (on white background)
c1900 Austro-Hungarian Bird Pendant (on velvet background)
c1900 Austro-Hungarian Bird Pendant (pendant shown with chain)
c1900 Austro-Hungarian Bird Pendant (detail view)
c1900 Austro-Hungarian Bird Pendant (detail view)
c1900 Austro-Hungarian Bird Pendant (backside view)
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An exceptional, and unusually large antique Austro-Hungarian pendant in the form of a crane with outstretch wings, with three sapphire drops hanging from her wings. Suspended on a pearl-linked sling from a 24 inch long vintage 18K yellow gold chain. The pendant is built in 14K yellow gold, and has a partial hallmark, which appears to be Austrian. 

A Renaissance-Revival design movement inspired Austro-Hungarian jewelers during the 1870-90s . More typically, they reproduced 16th century designs fairly faithfully, but the designer of this pendant scaled up the pendant considerably, and eschewed the usual enameling in favor of a more modern treatment of engraved detailing and a subdued color palette. 

Weighs 18.2 grams.

Materials

Pendant: 14K Yellow Gold, Natural Pearls, Approx. 1.75ctw Natural Sapphires; Chain: 18K

Date

Pendant: c1900
Chain: c1950

Condition

Very Good. Evidence of a couple small repairs. On a vintage replacement chain.

Size

Pendant: Drops 3"
Width: 1.5"
Chain: 24"