Antique Georgian 18k Pink Topaz Cannetille Pendant
Details: This gorgeously ornate piece features a central oval pink topaz surrounded by several similar shaped stones of various sizes. All the metalwork was completed by hand to stunning effect. It is a gorgeous work of art.
Cannetille is a close relative of filligree work. It typically features fine gold wires or thinly hammered sheets. Jewelry with cannetille was very popular in the 1820’s and 1830’s. Motifs included tendrils, scrolls, coils, beehives and spider-like rosette ornaments. Jewelry featuring cannetille was often embellished with granulation and thinly stamped metals.
Measurements: The pendant is 2" long by 1 1/2" wide.
Origin: French, c. 1820.
Notes: Chain is sold separately.