AUD $170.00

Moroccan Enamelled Silver Pendant.

 A characterful Moroccan Silver Pendant,  a "Croix de Sud" based on a Tuareg Cross. Hollow, boxlike silver with a rich blue  enamelled background embellished with patterns of raised silver balls. There's a higher central enamel and filigree silver boss, which is slightly knocked, to me increasing its character. In the centre of the boss, which I didn't notice, the silver ball is missing, as is one small disc on the top left, "characteristic of the weave!"

Boldly embossed borders seperate "cloisonnes" of blue enamel. These enamels have chipped and flaked in a couple of places which is to be expected, and appreciated.

From the "ante Atlas" region of Southern Morocco.

 The broad suspension ring (4 mm) will comfortably take a medium chain, cord or choker.

The silver has a gentle patina and doesn't need a polish yet. However a occasional careful polish with a dry Silver Polishing Cloth, when you think it needs it will remove a lot of its age but will also reveal the brilliance of its detail in the process.

There is some oxidation and a mild "verdigris" in some of the grooves, (more visible in the "blowups" than real life.) A gentle scrub with soft tooth brush, followed with a dry cloth should help remove most of this if you don't like it, but to me it's character.

It appears the central silver knob has come off at some stage. But I didn't notice its lack, so just consicer it as just part of its aging.

You'll  probably like our old Moroccan rings, see also MR100, MR102, MR103 or just search "Moroccan" to see pendants and earrings too.

Age: Late 20th Century.

Size: H  45 mm X ww 39 mm.

Weight: 17 grams.