The Piece London
Fiesty 1940s Bow Pendant
When is life not elevated by adding a bow? Given the perseverance of this popular motif throughout jewellery history, we can't be the only ones to think so.
First popularised in the Royal Court of Louis XIV, this form has long been a perfect mechanism for skilled jewellers to showcase their craftsmanship and the trends of an era. This particular example was created C1940.
In the 1940s, precious metals and gemstones were less abundant as a result of the World War, and so the techniques du jour often involved pressing thinner sheets of metal into hyper-realistic patterns.
This piece is an excellent example of such realism, with great skill being shown in the flowing and draping form of the bow. Modelled in 12 carat gold (tested) and stamped "K12".
Further adorned with paste stones imitating diamonds, emerald and ruby, as well as paste imitation pearls, to add a flourish of colour. We acquired this piece as a brooch but have transformed it into a slider pendant, which can be worn with chains of almost any width.
If you would like to purchase the vintage chain photographed (3.48g, 49cm, 9ct) it is available with the pendant for an additional £90 to be invoiced separately after purchase.
Material: 12ct gold (tested and), paste stones
Dimensions: 33.7mm wide, 22.5mm tall, 5.1mm deep