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By the 19th century, it was common for many to own a sentimental memento with initials. Beforehand, monogrammed items were most commonly used to identify the work of local artisans and organizations synonymous with regional kingdoms. The decorative trend of signature mementos became increasingly popular during the Victorian Era and could be seen on lockets, signet rings, earrings, silverware, and other metal-based novelties.

This rare and remarkable Victorian pendant features the initials A I and E, which can be viewed interchangeably or indivudually- with a wonderful inscription on the reverse. Enjoying a particularly dramatic script to the letters, the piece is identified as being made/kept in Philadelphia, PA, by a miss A Iseminger. A quick search of the Iseminger family shows that there were four households in PA with the Iseminger family in the 1840's, with the likelihood that the family had come over from the UK to settle there. A wonderful piece with a sentimental American history.

Materials and Features: 14ct gold

Age/Origin: Victorian 1880’s

Measurements: 2", 5.8g

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor age-related wear. 

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

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