Antique, Victorian Sterling Silver, black dot paste heart & bow Pendant, Circa 1860 Beautiful Silver pave-set puffy heart pendant, featuring thirteen, black-dot paste stones mounted on the heart and four, paste and a cabachon ruby on the bow. Highly collectable, this lovely paste pendant has all of the original paste stones. Hallmarked: 925 (sterling silver) MEASUREMENTS: 14 x 23mm HALLMARKS: 925 CONDITION: Good antique condition, the paste are bright and clear! DATE: Victorian (1837 to 1901) PRODUCT CODE: P109 Very romantic, this pretty antique heart pendant is beautifully presented in new black leatherette & velvet box as displayed.
Antique Paste Jewellery Paste is cut leaded glass that is faceted to resemble gems or precious stones. Often referred to as Strass (after Georges Frederic Strass), an 18th century Parisian jeweller.
Strass became world famous for his paste jewellery after he was appointed jeweller to the King of France in 1734. He used a mixture of glass and lead that makes glass highly reflective and began mounting them in the most sumptuous of settings. The stones are coated with a metal coating or foiling, sometimes tinted, to make them even more brilliant and refractive.
The mid and later 18th Century was awash with paste and even Marie Antoinette wore it copiously. Please note that images have been enlarged to show detail. All measurements are listed in the description. All items are Antique, Vintage and/or Pre-owned and will naturally have signs of wear & tear commensurate with age.
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