Depth of pendant: 6.8 mm
Condition: this pendant came to me with all elements original except for the left festoon ribbon beneath the canopy; the beads for this section could not be recovered in entirety, so my jeweler attached replacements. Other work during the restoration included a light clean of grime, dust, and residue; this was followed by re-attaching loose pearls, beads, and wires with hxtal nyl-1 (an optically clear epoxy used by museum conservators to repair porcelain and glass). The silver foiling behind the bristol glass is tarnished or worn in parts. The miniature cover tests as clear quartz; its superior hardness to glass means it has survived without significant wear or abrasions, though light age-related scratches are visible. The back of the pendant also has some age-related surface wear, including a few illegible lightly scratched numbers (possibly a dealer’s inventory number from the past). Otherwise this pendant is in excellent antique condition.