Stunning Murrle Bennett & Co Peridot Pendant 15ct Gold Art Nouveau
Crafted in 15ct gold this Art Nouveau pendant is so pretty
Beautifully designed as an open petal edged hexagon set with seed pearls and six larger highlights. To the centre there is a floral drop suspending a wonderful lime green pear drop shaped peridots with pretty little seed pearls set to the leaves
It hangs from a 9ct gold chain with lobster clasp
This elegant pendant looks fabulous when worn
- The pendant is 37mm long including bale and 2.3cm wide
- Peridot 10.5mm long
- Bale stamped 15ct with MB & Co logo
- Chain 41cm long (16 1/2″)
- Chain marked 9ct gold
- It weighs 4.6 grams
- The pendant and chain dates to around 1910
- It is in excellent condition
- This Murrle Bennett Peridot Pendant comes in the presentation box illustrated.
- Our Ref 23262
Murrle Bennett is renowned for their production of Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Jugendstil style jewellery.
Notability retailed by Liberty & Co. the Anglo-German firm Murrle Bennett & Co became famous for, and synonymous with turquoise matrix and gold jewellery, at the very end of the 19th century. Today turquoise matrix is produced in large and irregular shape pebble-like forms used in Navajo Indian and New Mexican silver jewellery.
In the past peridot was called olivine. It is often mis-identified as chrysolite, a yellow – green chrysoberyl. The finest peridot is a deep apple green colour and was first found on the Isle of St John in the Red Sea. Peridot has been used in jewellery at least since the Roman times. Most peridot available today is of Victorian extraction or later. In the 1700s peridot was used to decorate fob chain ornaments and objects of virtue. In the early and mid-Victorian times ladies wore complete parures, tiara, necklace, earrings, brooch, bracelets, and ring. At the end of the 19th century peridot found favour in 9ct and 15ct open work pendants, often in the presence of pearls.