Victorian Whitby Jet and Porcelain Hand-Painted Antique Portrait Pendant

Beautiful and evocative, this pendant was created from Whitby Jet in the mid 1800s.

Condition Report:

Excellent

 

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£175.00

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The Details...

This oval shaped pendant and its bail is constructed from Whitby Jet. At the centre of the pendant there is a porcelain plaque hand-painted with a portrait of a boy. This was most likely painted in Austria. The pendant measures 4.5cm x 2.5cm. 

A Short History...

Whitby Jet is a stone formed from fossilised wood. Exhibited for the first time at the Great Exhibition of 1851, it became incredibly popular with the elite of the period and was especially valued by Queen Victoria after the death of Prince Albert in 1861 - its dark black colour suited her mourning wardrobe perfectly. 

Wear it With...

Wear this pendant with a selection of other charms from your favourite antique chain.

  • Colour Cream, Black
  • Occasion Smart Casual, Everyday