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Silver and Gold Neo-Gothic Pendant*

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Important silver and gold pendant by the celebrated Paris born goldsmith and jeweller François-Désirée Froment-Meurice (1802-1855).

The central scene, which is cast in 18 ct. gold, depicts a crusader bidding farewell to his lady, with two young page boys in attendance.

Set in an ornate oxidised silver architectural Gothic styled surround accented with two blue glass windows.

The pendant is suspended on its original hand-made silver chain with quatrefoil links and the somewhat indistinct maker’s mark together with a French silver mark can be found on the jump ring.

Circa 1850’s and measuring 6.5 cms. high by 6 cms. wide. The necklace chain is approximately 53 cms. in length.

Examples of Froment-Meurice’s work can be seen in several museums worldwide, including the V & A in London, the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the New York Metropolitan. He was a favourite of Queen Victoria who is said to have visited his stand four times at the Paris Exposition where he won a gold medal.

Ref: 16202

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