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Gorgeous Victorian Tortoiseshell Pique Pendant


A darling heart shaped antique Pique pendant, very sweetly the design depicts a romantic bouquet of Roses within a scalloped border. Charming. 

A very fine example of Pique work, the technique is called 'Pique Pose' and is one in which an inlay of fine strips and wires of Gold and Silver is pressed into the warmed Tortoiseshell to create strikingly beautiful and intricate designs. Of course this type of jewellery is no longer made as the Turtles are protected, but it is collected widely. Measures 3cm by 2.5cm.