ANTIQUE VICTORIAN WHITBY JET FLORAL HEART PENDANT CIRCA 1900
A lovely antique Victorian Whitby Jet heart pendant C. 1900, featuring two fabulous engraved Flowers which blossom out of the piece.
Whitby Jet was brought to the attention of the world by Queen Victoria who used Whitby Jet as part of her mourning attire. Jet is a type of brown coal, a fossilized wood from an ancient tree which today is highly collectable and sought after worldwide.
The Jet has been expertly cut and displays intricate high relief workmanship with an area set back in the centre to give the flowers a wonderful three-dimensional effect.
The piece does have a couple of small faults on the back, but this is minimal wear for its age.
A lovely pendant and a true work of art that is highly sought after.
Weighs 26.3 grams
Measures 50mm across x 60mm down – 85mm with bale.