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Antique gold bow pendant with emeralds second half 17th Century

This enchanting 18K yellow gold Baroque bow shaped pendant from around 1650 and encrusted with emeralds has been given on loan by Adin to DIVA. Antwerp Home of Diamonds. DIVA is Antwerp's amalgamated Silver Museum and Diamond Museum.
Although we feel very honoured to have our jewellery on display in this prestigious house of diamonds and jewellery, this also means that we temporarily haven't got this jewel in our store supply.
If you're interested in this precious piece, we would be obliged to make all the necessary arrangements. Just let us know well in advance when you will be visiting and we'll do our best to have the jewel here at our premises.

Antique jewelry object group
bow pendant

very good condition
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Country of origin
Most likely Portuguese (but could be Spanish too)

Baroque - Baroque is an artistic style prevalent from the late 16th century to the early 18th century in Europe. It is most often defined as "the dominant style of art in Europe between the Mannerist and Rococo eras, a style characterized by dynamic movement, overt emotion and self-confident rhetoric".
See also: Baroque
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Style specifics
Baroque is a style in art and decoration that developed shortly before 1600 and remained current in Europe until the emergence of the Rococo style c.1730. It was started in Italy, and spread to Germany, Austria, the Low Countries, and Spain and Portugal, with only a somewhat severely classical version being popular in France under Louis XIV. The style was a development of the Renaissance style and is characterized by lively, curved, and exuberant forms, by vigorous movement, and by rich ornament, based on classical sources, being symmetrical as distinguished from the asymmetry of the following Rococo style.

ca. 1650
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.

Source of inspiration
a fabric bow


18K yellow gold (touchstone tested)
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Precious stones
41 emeralds

Emerald is the birthstone (or month stone) for May.
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Hallmarks remains of a hallmark that resembles a fleur de lis (lily flower)
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4,30 cm (1,69 inch) x 4,00 cm (1,57 inch)
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12,10 gram (7,78 dwt)

Adin Reference Nº

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