1960s Ruby & Enamel Snail Shell Locket Pendant

Cabochon Cut, Rubover Set

£ 9,700
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An unusual French 18ct yellow gold, enamel and cabochon ruby snail shell locket pendant from the 1960s. A tactile and eye-catching piece this beautiful pill box showcases contrasting sections of polished yellow gold with orange and white enamelled zigzag patterns, which decorate both the whorl and main shell. These patterns were hugely popular in both fashion and the decorative arts during this period, and draw the eye with crisp white opaque zigzags set atop rich translucent orange/brown enamel. This decoration culminates on the hinged lid, which features a central white enamel star. A rich red cabochon ruby has been expertly rub over set into the apex of the shell, and beautifully complements the enamel decoration. A spacious polished gold interior compartment is perfect to store pills, or small pieces of jewellery with the secure hinged lid ensuring effortless opening and closing. Unusual and humorous pill boxes were popular during this period, and were produced by the most famous residents of the Place Vendome. This piece bears both a French makers and export mark, and could easily be adapted to hold an antique engagement ring for an extra special and memorable proposal.

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  • Age: 1901 - 1910 (Edwardian)
  • Falcon Seal: No
  • Material: 18CT Yellow Gold
  • Principal Setting: Rubover
  • Principal Stone: Ruby
  • i Principal Stone Shape: Cabochon
  • Product Type: Neckwear
  • Item Code: 3051408

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