Antique-Carved Nephrite Jade/9ct Gold Mounted Kia Ora Heart Pendant-Maori-c1910
Antique Lovely Example of an Early 20th Century New Zealand Maori'Kia Ora' Love Heart Pendant in Carved Nephrite Jade finished with 9 carat gold fittings including Bale for threading with a chain, ribbon or string for wearing about the neck and to the face side of the pendant as a gold cartouche, fretted and cut into the legend'Kia Ora' in an ornate scrolled font. In Very good condition for age but there is a tiny chap to the terminal point of the Love heart (please see photograph). The Bale to the pendant is marked for 9ct gold, dual gold points are present to the reverse of the pendant indicating where the legend cartouche is mounted with solid gold poles straight through the heart. The pendant measures 4.4 cm in length and 3.8 cm in width and has a depth of roughly 4 mm at the centre. Makes for a lovely antique collectible pendant, this likely having been a grand tour souvenir piece of the period. The item "Antique-Carved Nephrite Jade/9ct Gold Mounted Kia Ora Heart Pendant-Maori-c1910" is in sale since Wednesday, June 30, 2021.
This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Edwardian (1901-1910)". The seller is "jojosjewellery" and is located in Weston-super-Mare. This item can be shipped worldwide.