Exploring English Jewelry: An Intersection of Celtic Design and Nature

Authored by Richard Jones

19th Century English Pendant

This 19th century pendant was created by Charles Horner using the basse-taille technique which involves chasing or engraving the underside of the enamel. The pendant is inspired by the Celtic cross and the petal shape of large flowering plants. The materials consist of enamel, silver, mother of pearl, and freshwater pearl.

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Pendant (England); Made by Charles Horner Ltd. ; cut, cast and hammered silver with basse-taille enamel, set with mother-of-pearl, fresh-water baroque pearl drop, cut silver wire chain; 2013-55-6