This is a lovely silver and enamel brooch made by Charles Horner (1837-1896) a British Jeweller operating out of Halifax in the UK. His maker’s mark C.H. can be found on the back of the brooch. It also has been dated to 1912. The design of the pendant is very unique and it is quite Art Nouveau/Arts and Crafts in design with its feminine curves and light ethereal blue enamel. On the silver are engraved flowers and light enamel detail and in the centre of the pendant is a single cultured pearl. Connecting the pendant to the bale is silver belcher chain on both sides of the top of the pendant. The whole aesthetic of the pendant is feminine without being too delicate. There are some chips in the enamel- on the underside of the pearl and on the bottom left hand side, and the silver looks a little tarnished which is why I have reduced this piece by £50.
The pendant comes on a new oxidised silver belcher chain which is 16″ long. We have tried to match the chain to the chain which connects the bale to the pendant.
MATERIALS: Enamel, silver, cultured pearl
DIMENSIONS: from bale to base of pendant is 6cm. 2.5cm wide at thickest point. Bale is 6mm long, 3mm wide. 1.5cm is the distance from the bottom of the bale to top of pendant. All measurements are approximate.
ERA/HALLMARKS: Dated 1912, Art Nouveau/Arts and Crafts stamped C.H. (Charles Horner) and the silver mark for 1912.
CONDITION: Silver tarnished slightly, would benefit from cleaning. Cracks in enamel as stated above and reflected in price.
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