Silver Gilt Brooch Pendant

Silver Gilt Brooch/Pendant with Red Coral Inset (No2)


Material: silver applied with 24ctr gold coat

Height: 4 cm Weight: 11 g

Period: middle of the 20th century

Origin: Balkan, Adriatic Coast, probably Kotor


   The brooch/pendant appertains to the type of the Balkan jewellery emerged around the middle of the 19th century and remained popular until the middle of the 20th century. This jewellery is distinguished by the combination of the newly adopted latest Western European stiles and the traditional local crafting techniques, such as filigree and granulation. Thus the intrinsic style was created, at first in the urban environment where jewelers were more open to various influences. Hence the style can be identified as urban style. Thereafter the new style was adopted in the rural environment, reflecting on the ethnographic jewellery too.  

    The brooch/pendant is made in silver, in the combination of filigree and granulation techniques, in elaborated and meticulous manner. It is in a shape of a flower with beam like petals made in filigree technique and applied with many small circles made of twisted silver wire each with a tiny silver pellet (or grain) in the center. The flower is further embellished by the red coral inset in the middle. On the back side it has both pin and loop so it can be used as a brooch and as a pendant.  

   According to the style it can be dated in 1950’s.  

   The silver brooch/pendant is newly applied with 24ctr gold coat.

   It the past only the most the most luxurious examples of jewellery were originally gold-plated. We introduced the novelty in our selection of local silver jewellery creating the collection of genuine and unique antique silver jewellery with newly applied gilding.

   This collection was created exclusively for our Luštica Bay gallery.

   All the presented dates are given to the best of our knowledge. For all further information please contact us.

   For additional reading please see Balkan Silver.