Outrageous Georgian 15k Topped "Marble" Fob
Jewelry throughout the Georgian period was eclectic, refined, and ornate. Georgian jewelry, much like its society at the time, varied greatly throughout the reigns of different king Georges.
The style of jewelry throughout this time period was very much centered around delicate cannetille openwork and repoussé, with an emphasis on the creation of ornate pieces which were for the most part meticulously crafted by hand! The Georgians loved to impress, and they also loved to outwardly display extravagance.
A delicious imposter in a marbleized glass with the head of Zeus on the reverse. This fantasy jewel is a prime example of how 18th-century artists looked to build intrigue. The glass is rendered in dark shades of purple and green, with swirling lines to echo sedimentary layering in sardonyx or agate. Circa 1780, perhaps of the Tassie School of Cameos + Intaglios.
Materials and Features: 15k gold, Tromp I'Oeuil Glass
Age/Origin: 18th C, c. 1780
Measurements: 1.75", 11.6 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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