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A rare, English pendant, circa 1860, in a bold oval shape with a most wonderful daffodil enamel, this sentimental floral is a remarkable example of Whitby jet. Whitby jet is known for its shocking levity- it weighs almost nothing, but gives the refraction of black enamel or even a carved onyx with its inky luster.

This example further underscores the success of the material marriage with a perfectly glossy plaque of a daffodil, which we know from the language of flowers denotes, “honor,” “chivalry,” or “unrequited love.”


Materials & Features: Whitby jet, enamel

Age/Origin: English, c. 1860

Measurements: 3.2 grams, 1.75" in length

Condition: Excellent condition. 

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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