Hardstone, enamel and diamond pendant, Robert Phillips, circa 1878
Hardstone, enamel and diamond pendant, Robert Phillips
designed as a cross, the arms applied with black and white enamel, terminating in trefoil motifs set with banded agate and cushion-shaped diamonds and centring on an onyx heart with Alice beneath a coronet, set with rose-cut diamonds, the reverse with a glazed compartment containing a lock of hair and the inscription Dear Alice 14th December 1878, maker's mark for Robert Phillips
Reverse of pendant stamped 5 and with maker's mark for Robert Phillips, 23 Cockspur St, London. A few hairs poking through hinge. Length approximately 60mm. Enamel and hardstone with some light surface wear but generally in good condition. Gross weight approximately 27.5 grams. Overall condition good.
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