Silver Gilt Pendant Heart with Red Inset

Silver Gilt Pendant Heart with Red Inset (No7)


Material: silver applied with 24ctr gold coat  

Height: 3 cm Weight: 5 g

Period: middle of the 20th century

Origin: Balkan, Adriatic Coast, probably Kotor                                                                                                                                                                                                            


   The 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 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 heart made of very refined filigree with a lacily effect. Alongside the edge of a pendant there are applied small silver pellets (grains) within tiny silver wire circles forming few small flower motives. In the centre of the pendant there is a red inset.

   According to the style pendant could be dated at 1950’s.

   The silver 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 is 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.