We have similar Chased and Victorian items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Length, including the bale: 1.30.Bale opening measurements: 6.25 mm length, 3.1 mm width. Handmade during the Victorian era in 1874.
Features the motif of a Maltese cross. One side of the cross was hand-chased with the words, "Merit, " Alphonse J. LeJambre, " and "June 29th 1874 (LeJambre is the last name of the famous 19th century Philadelphian furniture-making family). The reverse features, Broad St. Academy, " "Edward Roth Principal, " and "Philad.Completed with a standard swiveling bale in order to be worn on antique chains and necklaces, or on a bracelet as a charm. Tarnish and patina on the sterling silver can be removed with a buffing, if desired. This listing is for the item only.
The Victorian era took place from the year 1836 to the year 1901, which was the span of Queen Victoria's reign. Queen Victoria's style was undoubtedly influential on the fashions of her country and ultimately led to three distinct jewelry trends emerging from the era. The first of these three styles was the Romantic period. The Romantic period was impacted by the Georgian period, which preceded it.
The second period was the Grand period, which was primarily defined by mourning jewelry and the trends surrounding it. The final period was the Aesthetic period. The Aesthetic period was more lighthearted and airy than the previous periods and focused on aesthetic beauty and joy.
This era features floral, natural, and feminine motifs, and utilized chased gold designs, enamel, and seed pearls. Chasing is a metalworking technique that uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns onto a metal surface. This process creates a design that is sunk into the front of the surface using indentations, grooves, and channels. Chasing is thousands of years old and was a very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.