DescriptionOur vibrant pendant features a heart-shaped motif with delicately engraved details. The shapes and decorative motifs featured on our Niello Pendant are based on an original design for an engraved ornament that appears in a Renaissance book in the Museum's collection.
14K gold. Made in the USA. Pendant: 1/4''L; Chain: 18''L.
- 14K gold
- Made in the USA
- Pendant: 1/4''L; Chain: 18''L
Art HistoryNiello, the decorative motif of filling in a metallic alloy in engraved areas to add depth and character, was especially popular during the Renaissance and later with Dutch engravers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It became fashionable again during the Victorian era, offering a preview of the ornate motifs and fluid lines of Art Nouveau.